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Berlin: Fortissimo Strikes Two Film Deal With China’s Zhang Wei

Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films has struck an agreement to represent a pair of pictures by Chinese producer-director Zhang Wei.

The deal includes his  two previous features “Factory Boss” and “Destiny” before his upcoming “The Sound of a Dream.”

Zhang’s last film, “Factory Boss” earned the best actor prize for Yao Anlian at the 2014 Montreal Film Festival. It will next play at the Berlin Chinese Film Festival (Feb. 16-23), which overlaps with the Berlinale and as a market screening at the EFM.

Zhang moved into filmmaking after a successful career in business. He now operates his own Shenzhen-based production company, Huahao Film & Media.

He is known for presenting candid visions of marginalized Chinese lives through his films. “Destiny” (“Xi He”) is the tale of an autistic boy’s struggle to get an education. “Factory Boss” is the story of an entrepreneur who desperately takes on low margin jobs to keep his business afloat.

The big-budget “Sound of a Dream” is the story of four visually impaired children from Tibet whose dream is to appear on a TV talent show.

“Zhang [has a] unique perspective on contemporary life in China to the world. His first two films reveal his award winning vision and strong sense of story, and we are looking forward to bringing these and his upcoming films to the international scene,” said Fortissimo chairman Michael J Werner.

The deal was negotiated by Fortissimo’s Werner together with Zhang, and Peter Donner of Beijing based Lightshades.

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