• Suburban Birds



Cinema Guild acquires SUBURBAN BIRDS for North America.

Luxbox is very happy to announce the North American’ sale to CINEMA GUILD of SUBURBAN BIRDS directed by QIU Sheng.

"We are very excited to join team with CINEMA GUILD to make discover in the US an incredible new voice from China, an overwhelming poetic universe that caught your attention and emotions: SUBURBAN BIRDS by QIU Sheng. The director received a very warm welcome at its Premiere in Locarno where press salutes his "stylish debut” and "seductively inscrutable puzzle" (VARIETY) as well as "a stong hypnotic effect" (SoFilm). QIU Sheng shows a real mastery in his mise en scene and a rejoicing pleasure of sharing an atmospheric story that will for sure seduce the American audience" Fiorella Moretti & Hédi Zardi - Luxbox.

"Director Qui Sheng is an exciting new voice in Chinese cinema that reflects on China’s rapid urbanization. Suburban Birds is smart, beautiful and will provoke many discussions that invite varied interpretations. We are excited to bring this film to western audiences."  Peter Kelly, director of distribution - Cinema Guild

"SUBURBAN BIRDS has found the perfect nest to call home in the US. We are thrilled to work with The Cinema Guild that has been constantly bringing unique voices from Asian auteurs like Hong Sangsoo, Tsai Ming-Liang, Lav Diaz, Jia Zhang-ke and Nuri Bilge Ceylan to the US audiences. Following the footsteps that its well channelled label cultivated together with cinematic masters around the world over the years, we are certain Qiu Sheng's daring and mesmerizing approach will be discovered and appreciated by the uncompromising viewers." Patrick Mao HUANG - Producer of SUBURBAN BIRDS

Cinema Guild is a premier distributor of independent, foreign and documentary films, whose current and upcoming releases include RaMell Ross' Hale County This Morning This Evening and Hong Sangsoo’s Grass. Recent theatrical releases include Jim McKay's En El Septimo Dia, Hong Sangsoo’s The Day After and Valeska Griesbach's Western.

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