China Lion Film Distribution is set to ramp up its North American release schedule after acquiring five titles at Cannes as well as targeting films it hopes will cross over to U.S. art house audiences. Its acquisitions for the States, where it has a deal with AMC Entertainment to screen up to 15 titles a year, include the raunchy Hong Kong comedy Vulgaria, Taiwanese romantic comedies Girlfriend Boyfriend and When A Wolf Falls In Love With A Sheep, warlord actioner The Bullet Vanishes and Thai martial arts pic Rebirth. (CF)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Another China Lion distributed film opening in North America Sept. 28. The Cat. III "Vulgaria" was a big hit at its debut at Cannes. Directed by Pang Ho-Cheung, it stars Chapman To, Dada Chan, Ronald Cheng, and has many other celebrity cameos.