Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Title 'Old Stone' Scooped Up by Asian Shadows

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Title 'Old Stone' Scooped Up by Asian Shadows

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Hong Kong-based Asian Shadows has picked up worldwide rights excluding China and North America to Johnny Ma's Old Stone (Lao Shi), which premiered in the Forum strand of last month's Berlin Film Festival.

The film, which marks Ma's feature debut, follows a taxi driver in a small Chinese town who faces losing his job, friends and family after refusing to follow custom and do a hit-and-run.

Produced by C2M Media and Shanghai Junrui Cultural Communication Co, the film will receive its Asian premiere in the Young Cinema Competition at the upcoming Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF). It also has two press and industry screenings at Filmart. Producers on the film include Wu Xianjian, Chi-an Lin, Jing Wang and Sarah Stallard.

Asian Shadows has also sold French rights to Wang Bing's documentary Ta'ang, which also premiered in the Berlinale's Forum and is screening in HKIFF, to Les Acacias. …

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