NEW YORK — Fox Lorber Associates has acquired worldwide rights, excluding China and South Korea, for “The Emperor’s Shadow” and worldwide rights barring U.S. theatrical for “Desolation Angels.”
Set in 210 BC, “Shadow” is a psychological thriller exploring the relationship between China’s first ruler and a court composer. It was directed by Zhou Xiawoen (“Ermo”) and written by scribe Lu Wei (“Farewell My Concubine,” “To Live!”).
“Angels” marks the directorial debut of Tim McCann. Winner of the Intl. Critics Prize at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, the pic tells the story of a young man forced to defend his honor when his girlfriend accuses his best friend of raping her.
” ‘The Emperor’s Shadow’ and ‘Desolation Angels’ are representative of the kind of high-quality films that buyers are demanding,” said Krysanne Katsoolis, vice president of acquisitions and business affairs for Fox Lorber, which distributes film, TV and video properties in all worldwide markets.