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Asian auteurs announce new films in Cannes


Asian auteurs announce new films in Cannes

By Kevin Ma

Tue, 20 May 2014, 11:00 AM (HKT)


Production News

Two Asian auteurs have announced their forthcoming projects during the Cannes Film Festival.

Director JIA Zhangke 賈樟柯 held a small press conference yesterday to announce the production of Mountains May Depart 山河故人. Set in three different time periods — 1999, 2014 and 2025 — the drama stars the director's regular actress ZHAO Tao 趙濤 as Tao, a woman from Shanxi Province who leaves her boyfriend and marries a wealthy coal owner.

Jia said the search for the film's 19-year-old male lead — who will play Tao's son in 2025 — will begin after he completes jury duty at the Cannes Film Festival. The film will start shooting in late October in Shanxi Province and Australia.

Produced by ICHIYAMA Shozo 市山尚三, Jia's film is a co-production between Xstream Pictures Ltd 西河星汇影业有限公司, Shanghai Film Group Corp 上海電影集團公司 and France's mk2 Group, with possible participation by Japan's Office Kitano Inc オフィス北野. Shanghai Film Group and Office Kitano were both co-producers on Jia's A Touch of Sin 天注定.

Last week, MK2 also announced that it has acquired An, the new project by Japan's KAWASE Naomi 河瀬直美.

The drama, about the owner of a dorayaki (red bean paste cake) shop and his new elderly employee, made its first appearance at the Asian Project Market at the Busan International Film Festival 부산국제영화제 last October. It is set to begin production this summer with KIKI Kirin 樹木希林 starring as the old employee.

Kawase's own Kumie Inc 組画 and France's Comme Des Cinémas are co-producing the project.


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