BEIJING — Well Go US Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to “Touch of the Light,” the debut pic by helmer Chang Jung-Chi and Taiwan’s official entry for the Academy Awards foreign-language category.
The film is produced by Jacky Pang Yee-Wah and Cheung Hong-Tat for Wong Kar Wai’s Jet Tone Films, and exec produced by Chan Ye-Cheng and Song Dai. Fortissimo Films is handling international sales.
Pic is based on the life of blind Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Hsiang, who plays himself. It also stars Sandrine Pinna, Huang Yu-Siang and Lee Lieh, who recently won best actress for the film at the Taipei Film Awards, with a special appearance by Sheu Fang-Yi.
Pic was released in Taiwan by Warner Bros. and made $2 million B.O. there.
It is expected the pic will be released in North America in the spring.