Beijing-based Huayi Brothershas sold Feng Xiaogang's period drama TheBanquet to France's StudioCanal.

The period drama, starringZhang Ziyi, has also gone to Portugal (Eco Filmes), Source Investment (Benelux, Scandinavia), Femeway (Greece, Cyprus), Alexandra (Bulgaria), Shapira Films (Israel), Atasagun Films (Turkey) and Korean Screen (Korea). Momentum Pictures has rights for the UK and Spain.

Scheduled for release acrossAsia in September, TheBanquet is a co-production between Huayi and Hong Kong's Media Asia which is handling sales for the US and some Asian territories. The cast also includesDaniel Wu, Zhou Xun and Cannesbest actor winner Ge You.