Cannes: Kino Lorber Takes Competition Entry ‘Touch of Sin’ for U.S.

A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding), by Chinese director Jia Zhangke, is a reflection on contemporary China based on the stories of four people.


Jia Zhang-ke’s bloody festival title has now sold in 10 territories, including France, the U.K. and Greece.

MK2 on Tuesday announced a slate of territory sales for Jia Zhang-ke’s A Touch of Sin, including for the U.S., the Benelux countries and Greece. 

Kino Lorber took the title for the U.S, Cineart bought it for Benelux, and AMA grabbed it for Greece. Previously, Ad Vitam had purchased the movie for France, Arrow acquired it for the U.K., Golem has it for Spain, Midas for Portugal and Filmswelike found it likeable enough for Canada. 

In addition, MK2 is in final negotiations for Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Korea, Brazil, Turkey and the former Yugoslavia territories, and expects to announce final market deals soon.

Co-production company Bitters End will release the Chinese-language film in Japan.

“We’ve been followers and admirers of Jia’s work for many years, but like the lightening we had in Cannes all week, we were struck by his bold vision and this stunning new film, said Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. “We’re exhilarated to introduce Jia’s extraordinary talent with a Touch of Sin to wider audiences in the US.”

Kino Lorber will also take Quinzane title A Strange Course of Events to the U.S., with Arrow again distributing for the U.K. for MK2.