China Lion To Release Pang's WOMEN WHO FLIRT Overseas Ahead Of Mainland
China Lion Film Distribution has announced it will be handling the North American, as well as Australia and New Zealand release of mainland Chinese rom-com Women Who Flirt, opening the film in these territories ahead of the film's domestic release.
Directed by Hong Kong's Pang Ho Cheung, Women Who Flirt stars Chinese A-listers Zhou Xun and Huang Xiao Ming opposite Taiwanese actresses Sui Tang and Xie Yilin, and is set for release in China on Friday 28 November. According to a press release issued by China Lion, they will debut the film in selected cities in the US and Canada starting Wednesday 26 November, and do the same down under the following day.
In Women Who Flirt, Zhou Xun and Huang Xiao Ming play long-time friends and colleagues Angie and Marco. When Marco introduces his new girlfriend (Sui Tang), Angie and best friend May (Xie Yilin) set to work trying to break them up.
That synopsis makes Women Who Flirt sound like a mainland reworking of P.J. Hogan's 1997 hit, My Best Friend's Wedding, and definitely material that falls squarely in line with the tastes of today's mainstream Chinese audiences. Hopefully director Pang manages to inject some of his trademark crude comedy and insightful relationship observations into the proceedings. Thanks to China Lion, audiences around the world will get the chance to find out for themselves very soon.
For specific release info, check out the official website here.