Strand catches 'Spring Fever'

Lou Ye's film screens in Toronto on Sept. 17

Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Lou Ye's "Spring Fever," which screens at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 17.

The film, about a wife who discovers her husband is having an affair with another man, took the best screenplay award at the Festival de Cannes.

Strand, which also released Ye's "Summer Palace," will launch "Spring" theatrically in the spring.

The film was produced by Nai An, Sylvain Bursztejn, Dream Factory HK and Rosem Films.

The acquisition was negotiated by Wild Bunch's Carole Baraton and Strand's Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans.