ContentFilm nabs ‘Departures’ rights

Yojiro Takita film is Japan's Oscar submission

ContentFilm Intl. has acquired all international rights to Japan’s foreign-language Oscar contender “Departures.”

Helmed by Yojiro Takita, pic is an unusual love story that has scored more than $25 million at the Japanese box office.

Produced by Toshiaki Nakazawa (“Sinking of Japan,” ) and Toshihisa Watai, the film is produced by Departures Film Partners, and distributed by Shochiku. It won best film kudos at the Montreal Film Festival in August.

Pic has been licensed to South Korea (KD Media), Taiwan (Zeus Films), Singapore (Golden Village), Malaysia (Golden Screen Cinema), Australia and New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), Greece (Videorama) and Hong Kong.

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