Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has picked up international rights to Berlinale Forum title Come Here, directed by Thailand’s Anocha Suwichakornpong.
The deal marks the second time that Rediance has worked with Anocha, following Krabi, 2562, which she co-directed with Ben Rivers. The film played as the opening title of the Moving Ahead section of Locarno film festival in 2019.
Come Here, which receives its world premiere in Berlin, revolves around four friends, all actors from the same theatre company, who visit a Second World War memorial site, while a parallel story follows a woman who becomes lost in the forest after her friend disappears.
The film is produced by Bangkok-based Electric Eels Films, formed by a collective of independent filmmakers, and Mai Meksawan’s Diversion, which also has Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s Anatomy Of Time and Uruphong Raksasad’s Worship in post-production.
Anocha, whose films touch on the socio-political history of Thailand, also has credits including Mundane History (2009), which won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam, and By The Time It Gets Dark (2016), which won three Thailand National Film Awards.
Rediance’s Berlin slate also includes Han Shuai’s Summer Blur, which is screening in the festival’s Generation Kplus section, and Berlinale Shorts title Day Is Done, directed by Zhang Dalei (The Summer Is Gone). Summer Blur won the Fipresci award in Busan’s New Currents competition and the Jury Award in the Feimu Awards in Pingyao.