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FilmMart 2012: Korea’s JoyNContents Picks Up Fortissimo’s Asian Film Award Nominee ‘Warriors of the Rainbow’

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
Venice Film Festival

Michael J. Werner’s Hong Kong-based shingle also inks deal with India’s DAR media group for two 3D chillers.

HONG KONG - Fortissimo Films has inked deal with Korea’s JoyNContents for the Taiwan blockbuster Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale for summer 2012 theatrical release in Korea and multi-platform presentation afterwards. As part of the same deal, the company has also sold Hong Kong auteur Yonfan’s re-mastered Bugis Street Redux to JoyNContents. Bugis made its premier at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Directed by Wei Te-Sheng and produced by John Woo, Warriors is currently nominated for six Asian Film Awards, including best film, best director and best actor for star Chen Kun.

Fortissimo also signed a multi-picture deal with DAR Media Group in India For the 3D horror-suspense films The Shock Labyrinth and Tormentedfrom Japanese master Takashi Shimizu. DAR will handle the summer 2012 3D and 2D theatrical release throughout India.

“We are thrilled to commence working with these two new, passionate and energetic distributors,” said Fortissimo chairman Michael J. Werner. “JoyNContents and DAR Media are working to break new ground and establish new outlets for up market and auteur cinema in their respective markets.”