EXCLUSIVE: Wang Chao’s feature to premiere in Un Certain Regard.

Paris-based sales company has picked up international sales rights to Wang Chao’s Fantasia ahead of its premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes this year.

Set against the backdrop of a contemporary, Chinese industrial city, the film revolves around a family pushed to the limits, socially and economically, by the father’s hospitalisation. Against this background, the youngest son escapes into fantasy world.

It is the second time Wang’s work has screened in Un Certain Regard, after Luxury Car which premiered in the section in 2006, picking up one of the peripheral prizes. 

The director is currently developing a road movie set between Beijing, Tibet, Paris and Provence called Looking for Rohmer, in which French actor Jérémie Elkaim and Chinese actor Gen Han are set to co-star.

Other Official Selection titles on Les Films Du Losange’s slate include Tony Gatlif’s Geronimo, about a young social educator trying to quell tensions between two rival clans in a tough neighbourhood in a town in the South of France.  The picture will premiere in a Special Screening.

Other titles on the company’s slate include Philippe Claudel’s upcoming film Childhood and Barbet Schroeder’s Amnesia, which are shooting, and Sophie Filliéres’ dark couple comedy If You Don’t, I Will starring Mathieu Almaric and Emmanuelle Devos.