Chinese language movie gross sales firm Parallax Movies has notched a pair of early gross sales offers for Taiwanese indie drama Love is a Gun on the upcoming TIFFCOM content material market in Tokyo.
Because the Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition was getting underway Monday, Parallax reached agreements with Japanese distributor ReallyLikeFilms and Italian distributor Minerva Photos. ReallyLikeFilms has taken all Japan rights to the title, whereas Minera picked up rights for Italy, Capo d ‘Istria, San Marino, Vatican Metropolis, and Italian-speaking Malta, Monaco and Switzerland (for Free TV and Pay TV).
Love Is a Gun is the directorial debut of 33-year-old Taiwanese actor Lee Hong-Chi, greatest identified for his starring function in Thanatos, Drunk, which gained him one of the best new performer prize on the 52nd Golden Horse Awards in 2015. Lee co-wrote and in addition stars in Love Is a Gun, an existential noir that tells the story of a younger man desperately making an attempt to maneuver on from a lifetime of crime. The movie premiered on the Venice Movie Competition within the Critics Week part, successful the occasion’s Lion of the Future award, which fits to promising first-time administrators. The movie is getting its Asian premiere within the Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition’s World Focus part later this week.
At TIFFCOM, Parallax can be promoting A Lengthy Shot, against the law drama by first-time director Gao Peng, which is displaying within the Tokyo competition’s important competitors. Parallax can be repping Carefree Days, a Chinese language romantic drama from Liang Ming, that premiered at San Sebastián competition; and Hong Kong/Chinese language movie Borrowed Time, which confirmed in Busan.
The TIFFCOM market, celebrating its twentieth anniversary, runs Oct. 25-27. Going down in particular person for the primary time because the pandemic, the occasion has moved to a brand new location on the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Commerce Middle and is anticipating bumper attendance this yr.