Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo's Touch of the Light Sells to Cinema De Manon for Korea

Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo's Touch of the Light Sells to Cinema De Manon for Korea

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Taiwan's official submission to the Academy Awards to be released this coming spring in Korea.

Fortissimo Films has announced that their Busan New Currents title Touch of the Light has sold to Cinema de Manon for Korea, after a heated bidding war.

The film directed by Chang Jung-Chi made its international premiere at the Busan International Film Festival this week and was sold at the Asian Film Market. Presented by Wong Kar Wai, the inspirational film about love and discovery is Taiwan's submission to the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category.

Blind Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang, the subject and star of the film, gave a live performance after the film's premiere screening in Busan.

Earlier this year at the Taipei International Film Festival, Touch of the Light picked up multiple awards and critical acclaim. …

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