Magazine article Screen International

Asian Titles 'Road to Mandalay', 'By the Time It Gets Dark' Get UK Deals

Magazine article Screen International

Asian Titles 'Road to Mandalay', 'By the Time It Gets Dark' Get UK Deals

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Midi Z's The Road To Mandalay and Anocha Suwichakornpong's By The Time It Gets Dark have both been picked up for UK theatrical distribution by indie outfit Day For Night.

The Road To Mandalay premiered at this year's Venice Film Festival. It marks the fourth film from Myanmar-born Taiwanese director Midi Z (Ice Poison, City Of Jade).

Starring Wu Ke-Xi and Kai Ko, the film tells the story of two Burmese illegal immigrants seeking a better future over the border in Thailand. France's Urban Distribution International is handling international sales.

* Read: Venice buzz title: Midi Z talks biggest production to date 'The Road To Mandalay'

By The Time It Gets Dark premiered at this year's Locarno Film Festival and also played at the BFI London Film Festival.

It marks the second feature of Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong. The film follows a former female political activist in the 1970s who becomes the focus of a film by a young documentary filmmaker. It was a co-production between France, Netherlands, Qatar and Thailand. Luxbox is handling international sales. …

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