Magazine article Screen International

Venice: Midi Z Love Story Secures International Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Venice: Midi Z Love Story Secures International Deal

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France's Urban Distribution International (UDI) has acquired international sales rights to Midi Z's latest film The Road To Mandalay, which will receive its world premiere on the Lido in the Venice Days strand.

The new picture is the first four-way co-production between Taiwan, France, Germany and Myanmar. Starring You're The Apple Of My Eye actor Kai Ko and Midi's regular actress Wu Ke-Xi, it follows a doomed love story involving two illegal Burmese migrants in Thailand.

The deal excludes a string of Chinese-speaking territories, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, which are handled by the film's Taiwan-based producer Flash Forward Entertainment.

France is also excluded and handled by the film's French co-producer House On Fire.

Flash Forward Entertainment's founder Patrick Mao Huang concluded the deal with Frédéric Corvez, founder of UDI. …

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