Films Boutique Closes Further Deals for Berlin Prizewinner ‘All Shall Be Well’ as Hong Kong Box Office Builds (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based sales agency Films Boutique has closed further deals for Ray Yeung’s “All Shall Be Well,”
following the North American deal with Strand Releasing and the first international sales previously announced by Variety.
The film has been acquired by Nour Films in France, One From the Heart in Greece, Mezipatra in Czech Republic and Slovakia, HBO Europe in Eastern Europe, Beta Film in Bulgaria and Falcon in Indonesia, in addition to the already announced deals with Vedette in the Benelux, Karma in Spain, Trigon in Switzerland and Lev in Israel.
Films Boutique is in negotiations with potential buyers in the U.K., Latin America, Germany and Japan.
Additionally, New Voice Film Productions Ltd. secured distribution deals with Golden Scene for Hong Kong and Macau and Flash Forward Entertainment in Taiwan.
“All Shall Be Well” is written and directed by Yeung and was produced by Yeung’s frequent collaborator Michael J. Werner, along with Teresa Kwong, Sandy Yip, Chowee Leow and Stan Guingon.
The drama centers on Angie and Pat, a couple living in Hong Kong who have been together for over four decades. After Pat’s unexpected death, Angie finds herself at the mercy of her extended family as she struggles to retain both her dignity and the home that they shared for over 30 years.
The film had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section, and won the Teddy Award for the best film in the festival with a queer theme.
In Hong Kong, where the film opened the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival, the film is in its sixth week in theaters thanks to Golden Scene and nearing the HK$3 million ($384,000) box office mark.
Films Boutique commented: “The great response the film received from international distributors and festivals confirms that the beauty and the topicality of Ray’s stories can reach audiences globally. There is something universal around the fate of this couple that has touched people from all parts of the world. We owe a great share of this success to the subtlety with which Ray directed his movie and to his marvellous ensemble cast.”
Yeung said: “In Hong Kong, ‘All Shall Be Well’ opened in over 50 cinemas and the box office sales surpassed HK$1 million after its first weekend of release. The film is currently in its seventh week, still showing in 20 cinemas. We are grateful for the overwhelming positive reviews from Hong Kong film critics and the good word of mouth from viewers, which we believe have helped to bring the audience into the cinemas.”

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