Zhang Flickers again with Fortissimo
Hong Kong-based sales company Fortissimo Films has added Beijing Flickers to its Hong Kong FilMart lineup.
The pickup is its second from mainland China this week.The film is directed by ZHANG Yuan, director of previous Fortissimo film East Palace, West Palace (1996) and Little Red Flowers (2005).
Starring DUAN Bowen , LÜ Yulai and HAN Wenwen, it explores "the reality that beneath the dazzling economic boom that is seen all around, exists the downtrodden and the forgotten people that stand on the outside looking in and bear the weight of life's trials and injustices."
It was produced by Zhang Yuan and executive produced by HAN Sanping and DONG Ping with the involvement of the China Film Group Corporation , Asian Union Films Co Ltd and Beijing Century Good Tidings Cultural Development Co.
"There is no keener observer of the full range of the complexities of contemporary China than Zhang Yuan. With humour, grit and verve, he urges the audience to think beyond the surface," said Fortissimo chairman Michael J. WERNER.
Currently in post-production, Flickers is set for theatrical release in China in the summer.