Magazine article Screen International

Free Stone Seals Hong Kong Deal on Suzuki Trilogy (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Free Stone Seals Hong Kong Deal on Suzuki Trilogy (Exclusive)

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Japan’s Free Stone Productions has concluded a package deal with Hong Kong-based Edko Films on Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy.

Seijun Suzuki

Japan’s Free Stone Productions has concluded a package deal with Hong Kong-based Edko Films on Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy, which is screening at Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

Edko has Hong Kong and Macau rights to the digitally restored classics, which are screening in BIFF as part of a tribute to the late Japanese filmmaker who passed away in February this year. Free Stone also sold the trilogy to Arrow Films for the US last year.

The three films - Zigeunerweisen (1980), Kagero-za (19981) and Yumeji (1991) - are set in Japan during the reign of Emperor Taisho in the 1920s when Western influences were beginning to have an impact on Japanese culture and society. …

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