Los Angeles, CA, October 23, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (formerly OTCBB:WWMO) will be releasing the award-winning Chinese/French co-production, The Nightingale—China’s official submission for this year’s 87th Annual Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. The release of the film is being supported by numerous Chinese and Asian American organizations throughout the US.
The Nightingale will be released at select theaters nationwide on Friday, November 6. Premiere locations include: AMC Metreon 16, 4-star theatre (San Francisco), AMC Ontario Mills 30, AMC Orange 30, AMC Puente Hills 20, Laemmle Playhouse 7, Laemmle Town Center 5 (Los Angeles), AMC Empire 25 (New York), AMC Alderwood 16, AMC Pacific Place 11 (Seattle), The Clinton Theater (Portland), AMC Fashion Valley 18, AMC La Jolla 12 (San Diego), and Movies of Del Ray, (Florida).
“World Wide is very proud and excited to be releasing China’s official Academy Award submission to theaters across America,” states President/CEO Paul D. Hancock. “We’re hopeful that audiences will appreciate the truly universal theme of The Nightingale: bringing families together, young and old, regardless of what country or culture they’re a part of.”
Directed by Philippe Muyl, and starring A-list actors Xiaoran Li and Han Qin, The Nightingale was inspired by Muyl’s highly successful French feature, The Butterfly, a visually translucent award-winning film about the heartwarming friendship between a wizened old man and an eight-year-old girl. In The Nightingale, protagonist Zhu Zhi Gen has made a promise to his late wife. To fulfill that promise, he’s preparing to return with her pet caged bird (the companion of her final years) to her native village and set it free. He’d planned to make the trip alone, but his granddaughter, Ren Xing, a little girl from Beijing, is forced to go with him when her parents’ marriage is in turmoil. During this journey to the outer reaches of traditional China and through magnificent Guang Xi landscapes, the duo that seemingly has nothing in common opens up to each other, sharing memories and adventures.
Showcased at more than 30 film festivals around the world, The Nightingale has garnered awards from the River Run International Film Festival (USA) – Winner: Best French Film; the Zlin Film Festival (Czech Republic) – Winner: Best Film for Children; the Buster Film Festival (Denmark) – Winner: Best Feature; the Wine Country Film Festival (USA) – Winner: Best International Film; and the Minsk International Film Festival (Belarus) – Winner: Best Adult Performance in a Children’s Movie for (Lead Actor) Li Bao Tan.
Founded in 1977, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (www.wwmpc.com
) is a diversified company with shareholders throughout the world, primarily involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, short subjects, industrials and television productions. World Wide’s industry executives and board members have produced, distributed and consulted on a wide variety of critically-acclaimed film and television projects, earning Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and prizes from international film festivals.