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Sonata Films takes French rights to Gao Ming’s ‘Damp Season’ (exclusive)

Sonata Films takes French rights to Gao Ming’s ‘Damp Season’ (exclusive)
The film, which premiered in Rotterdam, is being lined up for a theatrical release in late 2020 or early 2021.

Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has sold French rights to Chinese filmmaker Gao Ming’s Damp Season to Sonata Films Distribution.

The deal covers France, French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Sonata Films plans to release the film theatrically in France in late 2020 or early 2021.

Damp Season received its world premiere at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Bright Future main programme and has also been selected for the International Competition section of this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival (May 28- June 6) in South Korea.
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Chen Yu-jie uses death to speak about family and international issues, in “Lost Daughter”

A Sheng is a Taiwanese factory owner, who has remarried and settled in Beijing. His two daughters, one from each wedding, are living in the same apartment in Taiwan. When the youngest one dies, during a scuba dive with her sister, Shin, and the leader of the swimming team of their school, who is also Shin’s boyfriend, A Sheng is forced to return to Taiwan. Furthermore, the police press charges against Shin for her sister’s death. A Sheng now has to face his estranged daughter, his ex-wife, the death of his youngest, and the rage of his current wife, who is convinced that Shin is responsible and is willing to go to extremes to make her pay.

Chen Yu-jie, in his debut, directs and pens a film that revolves around a very dysfunctional family. According to him, though, the parents are to blame for all of the family
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

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