Screen Daily – Taiwan’s Ablaze takes ‘Zinnia Flower’, ‘A Fool’

EXCLUSIVE: Taipei-based sales company Ablaze Image has picked up international rights to Tom Lin’s Zinnia Flower and mainland actor Chen Jianbin’s directorial debut A Fool.

Starring Karena Lam and Shih Chin-hang, lead guitarist of Taiwanese rock band Mayday, Zinnia Flower revolves around the friendship between a man and woman whose partners have been killed in the same accident.

Currently in post-production, the film is produced by Taiwan’s Atom Cinema. Lin previously directed award-winning dramas Winds Of September (2008) and Starry Starry Night (2011).

A Fool, which also stars Chen Jianbin, is a comedy drama about a farmer who tries to bribe a local big shot to get his son released from prison.

The film, which also stars Jiang Qinqin and Wang Xuebing, won best new director and best actor at last year’s Golden Horse Awards.

Ablaze Image has also picked up Lee Chung’s action comedy The Laundryman, about a laundry shop that serves as a front for a group of contract killers, which was produced by Lee Lieh and Roger Huang.

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