Locarno Player ‘Stone Turtle’ Picked Up by Parallax

Chinese language language product sales agent Parallax Films has acquired worldwide product sales rights to Malaysian director Ming Jing Woo’s operate “Stone Turtle,” which world premieres throughout the Locarno Film Pageant’s worldwide rivals.

A time-traveling movie, “Stone Turtle” is produced by Edmund Yeo and Ming Jin Woo at Malaysia’s Greenlight Pictures and co-produced by Cheng Thim Kian and Yulia Evina Bhara at KawanKawan Media in Indonesia.

The story follows Zahara, a stateless refugee who lives on a small distant island in Malaysia, the place she makes a residing selling turtle eggs.

In some unspecified time in the future, Samad, claiming to be a university researcher, visits the island, keen to utilize Zahara to level out him spherical. As a result of the day goes on, Zahara and Samad turn into entangled in a dangerous dance of duplicity and deception.

“’Stone Turtle’ is a metaphorical journey of a woman looking for justice, every non-public and social, amidst systemic oppression. It’s moreover a preservation of my nation’s long-forgotten folklores,” director-producer Ming Jin Woo talked about.

A primary voice of the Malaysian New Wave, Ming Jin Woo’s earlier motion pictures have garnered sturdy worldwide curiosity. He has turn into the first Malaysian helmer in historic previous to characterize the nation on the ‘Large Three’ European festivals.

His operate debut, “Monday Morning Glory” (2005), was chosen for Berlin. The second, “Elephant and the Sea” (2007), obtained the Specific Jury Prize on the Torino Film Pageant. Woo’s “Lady on Fireplace Appears for Water ” (2009) turned the second Malaysian movie chosen for Venice Orizzonti half, whereas “Tiger Manufacturing facility” (2010) was the third Malaysian film formally chosen for Cannes.

Parallax is the worldwide film product sales and distribution mannequin of Midnight Blur Films, specialised throughout the worldwide distribution of top of the range motion pictures and publicity at worldwide film festivals. It has product sales brokers in Paris, New York, Beijing and Shanghai.

“Positively wanting forward to our collaboration proper right here, having been an admirer of Parallax Films’ catalogue for the previous couple of years, like last yr’s ‘New Outdated Play’ by Qiu JiongJiong. So we’re, in any case, fully pleased to have ‘Stone Turtle’ as part of their ever thrilling lineup,” producer Edmund Yeo knowledgeable Choice.

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