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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Local film producer and distributor Three Dots said Monday that it will represent its first film from China, picking up international sales rights to rising director Ning Jingwu’s “Lala’s Gun.”
“Ning Jingwu’s poetic, meditative style is refreshing and timeless,” said Three Dots principle Michelle Yeh, who will screen the film at this week’s Pusan’s Asian Film Market, said in a press release from the state-run Beijing Screenings.
Ning, who is best known for portraying minority groups and the disadvantaged, shot the film entirely in the ethnic Hmong village of Ba Sha in the southeastern Chinese province of Guizhou with nonprofessional actors who had never seen a movie, Yeh said.
Three Dots, best known for dramas about modern life in Taiwan such as “Catch” (2006) and “Invitation Only” (2009), also will present director Zero Chou’s “Sacred Warriors” at the Pusan Promotion Plan. The film follows the headhunting rituals of an indigenous Taiwanese mountain tribe.
Last year, Three Dots made and released its first Taiwan-China co-production, “My DNA Says I Love You.”
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