Magazine article Screen International

China Sales Outfit Turbo Films Launches Slate

Magazine article Screen International

China Sales Outfit Turbo Films Launches Slate

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Newly minted Beijing-based international sales outfit Turbo Films has launched with a slate including veteran director He Ping's Toronto drama The Promised Land.

The only Asian entry in TIFF's Platform section, writer-director-producer He Ping's first film set in the present day spotlights the massive internal migration that has seen millions of young people leaving their rural towns and villages to try and find a new life in China's biggest cities.

Wang Jiajia (Wheat, So Young) and Zhang Yi (Mountains May Depart) star in the drama from production outfits Classics Media Co. and ?Beijing Junfei Century Culture Media Co.

Turbo Films, backed by a trio of private investors, is aiming to sell local-language fare with international appeal in the global market and has already amassed a busy slate.

At next month's Asian Film Market in Busan, the company will launch thriller Inside Or Outside from director Gary Wing-Lun Mak (SDU: Sex Duties Unit), about a husband who gets more than he bargained for when he investigates his wife.

Simon Yam (IP Man), Wallace Huo (Swordsman) and Jang Hyuk (The Flu) star in the detective story, currently in post-production, which is also produced by Turbo Films president Jin Cai. …

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