Berlin: Fortissimo Skates Off With ‘Thin Ice’

'Black Coal, Thin Ice' in competition

HONG KONG – Berlin competition title “Black Coal, Thin Ice” from China’s Diao Yinan will be presented by Fortissimo Films.

The Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based sales and finance company will handle all rights outside mainland China.

Starring Liao Fan and Gwei Lun Mei, the film is the story of a former police detective who falls in love with a mysterious woman who seems to be linked to a series of murders he is investigating.

“Thin Ice” is the third feature from Diao, who previously directed 2007 Cannes title “Night Train.”

It was produced by Vivian Qu as a presentation by Omnijoi Media Corporation, Boneyard Entertainment China, and China Film Company.

BEC is the Hong Kong-based film finance unit of New York-based Boneyard Entertainment, which has financed films including Billy Bob Thornton’s “Sling Blade” and Hal Hartley’s “Henry Fool.” Omnijoi is a large private-sector Chinese media investor and producer with credits including “ Bodyguards and Assassins” and “Let the Bullets Fly.” It also has 20 movie theaters and more than 300 screens in Jiangsu, Sichuan, Shanxi and Hubei provinces.

“The film has a fresh style with elements of film noir and powerful emotion which will appeal to audiences around the world,” said producer Wan Juan.

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