European and Asian consumers have snapped up Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s hotly-anticipated new drama Evil Does Not Exist forward of its world premiere on the Venice Movie Pageant subsequent week.
Berlin-based gross sales agent M-Attraction closed a number of distribution offers for the Japanese director’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Drive My Automobile.
Ama Movies will launch the movie in Greece, Lev Cinemas has picked it up for Israel, and Cineworx will launch in Switzerland. Njutafilms will deal with distribution in Scandinavia, together with Iceland, and might be working with native label One other World for the discharge in Denmark and Norway. In Hong Kong, Edko Movies, which has dealt with distribution for a lot of of Hamaguchi’s movies, will deal with the native launch.
“Having launched virtually your entire oeuvre of Hamaguchi in Hong Kong, we really feel like we have now established a singular and private relationship between the native viewers and the director,” mentioned Mandy Lam, basic supervisor of gross sales and acquisitions at Edko Movies.
M-Attraction has additionally already closed offers for North America for Evil Does Not Exist with Sideshow and Janus Movies, partnered with Movies We Like in Canada, with Diaphana in France, Pandora in Germany, Caramel Movies in Spain and GreenNarea in Korea, amongst others.
Following its Venice premiere Evil Does Not Exist will head to the Toronto Movie Pageant for its North American bow earlier than screening on the New York, San Sebastian, and BFI London movie festivals.
Set in a peaceable village in the course of nature, the movie follows Takumi and his daughter Hana. However their bucolic world is threatened when Takumi and the village residents discover out about plans to construct a glamping web site close by. When two firm representatives from Tokyo arrive within the village to carry a gathering, it turns into clear that the challenge could have a unfavourable influence on the native water provide.
Evil Does Not Exist started as a collaboration between Hamaguchi and his Drive My Automobile composer Eiko Ishibashi. Drive My Automobile premiered in Cannes in 2021 the place it gained the very best screenplay honors. It went on to win the Oscar for finest worldwide function.