'Girls,' 'Average,' 'Waiter' picked up for Taiwanese release

HONG KONG — Japan’s foreign-language Oscar hopeful “Hula Girls,” Belgian satire “Mr. Average” and Dutch festival film “Waiter” were acquired for Taiwanese release by indie distribber Infinity Media/Film.

Trio was acquired as a package from Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films.

Infinity, which also trades as Group Power Workshop, plans to release “Girls” early next year capitalizing on lingering buzz from Japan, where it was a major hit, and on awards season kudos.

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