China’s Hugoeast Acquires Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Film ‘The Tale of King Crab’ (Exclusive)

China’s Hugoeast Acquires Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Film ‘The Tale of King Crab’ (Exclusive)
Beijing-based distributor Hugoeast Media has acquired Chinese distribution rights to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight film “The Tale of King Crab,” the first feature venture into narrative fiction of Italian filmmakers Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis.

Hugoeast Media plans a limited theatrical release in Chinese theaters in the course of 2022.

The deal with Hugoeast Media was closed by the international sales arm of France’s Shellac. It adds to a North American pick-up by Oscilloscope Laboratories, negotiated by Shellac’s Thomas Ordonneau and Egle Cepaite and announced a week after “Crab King” world premiered at the Cannes Festival.

An out-there tale of tragedy and redemption, “The Tale of King Crab” is based on vague local legend picked up by the filmmakers of a man, Luciano, living in a benighted Italian village in the late 1800s or early twentieth century decried as a “madman, an aristocrat, a saint and a drunkard.
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