Ahead of its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Lou Ye’s “Spring Fever.” The film – which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year (where it won best screenplay) is set in the current day, following a twisted triangle of a wife who discovers her husband is having an affair with a man. The film was produced by Nai An, Sylvain Bursztejn, Dream Factory HK and Rosem Films which served as a co-producer on Ye’s previous effort, “Summer Palace.”
This film marks the second film Strand Releasing has done with director Ye, Strand handled US distribution on “Suzhou River” to wide critical praise. “We really love Lou Ye’s work and am happy to be handling another one of his films,” said Hu in a statement.
The deal was done between Wild Bunch’s Carole Baraton and Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing. “Spring Fever” is set for a spring 2010 release.