Hong Kong-based sales company has also acquired Kazuhiro Soda’s 2008 film on the same subject, Mental.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Singapore’s Fran Borgia among the producers working with up-and-coming talent.
It’s unclear if the Iranian auteur will be allowed to attend the film’s premiere.
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