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33 Postcards to open in 8,000 screens in China

MUMBAI: 33 Postcards, an official Chinese-Australian co-production, will release in China in as many as 8,000 screens next month. A Mandarin version of the film that stars Guy Pearce, Claudia Karvan, Shu Lin and Lincoln Lewis will be released on 2 September.


33 Postcards is the story of 16-year-old Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) who comes to Australia to meet her sponsor, Dean Randall (Guy Pearce) whose life turns out to be less postcard-perfect than she had imagined. Initially mismatched and disconnected, the two begin a journey in search of belonging and family.
 
Shot in New South Wales and at the Hengdian World Studios in China, 33 Postcards, has been produced by Portal Pictures and Zhejiang Hengdian Film Productions in association with IFS Capital Limited and Screen NSW and directed by Pauline Chan and .


33 Postcards had its world premiered at the Sydney Film Festival last June, followed by its international premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival the same month where actress Zhu Lin received the Shanghai International Film Festival Asian New Talent Award for her debut performance.


While Titan View will release the film in Australia and New Zealand later this year, Arclight will distribute the film globally.


As an official coproduction 33 Postcards gets an automatic release in China, although such wide releases are not always guaranteed.


CGI live action kids feature The Dragon Pearl, another Australian-Chinese co-pro, premi?red in China earlier this year.
 
News of 33 Postcards‘ Chinese release comes as producers guild, the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA), officially launches the Australia-China Screen Alliance, this week. It will assist both Australian and Chinese film and television producers navigate co-productions between the countries.

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