The Russian science fiction comedy “Couple from the Future”, the box office hit of 2021 directed by Alexei Nuzhny (“Fire”), receives a Chinese remake. Variety learned.
Power plant production and distribution Central Partnership sold the rights to the Chinese adaptation of Shanghai Matching Culture Media.
The action of the film takes place in 2040. Eugene and Alexandra have been married for 20 years and their relationship has lost its passion. Divorce is not an option – in the future divorce is a very expensive business. But fate gives them a chance: Eugene and Alexander are sent on the same day 20 years ago, when a young and in love Eugene made an offer to Alexander. Now a couple from the future wants to tear their young personality in the past, but it will not be easy if the young are ready to fight for their love.
Producers of the TRITE studio, Nikita Mikhalkov (Oscar winner for “Sunburned”), Russia-1 TV channel and the Central Partnership with the support of the Russian Film Foundation, “Couple from the Future” starring Sergei Burunov, Maria Aronova, Denis Paramonov and Daria Konizheva. Peak became the third most profitable Russian film of 2021, collecting more than $ 7 million in box office. Central Partnership is engaged in international sales.
“Couple from the Future” is a fresh, memorable and poignant romantic comedy, said Ethan Dean, CEO of Shanghai Matching Culture Media. “He has a very strong script and a brilliant cast. It’s a cute and sometimes hilarious film with a great plot that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. We are excited to work with the Central Partnership and are determined to release a Chinese version of the film. ”
“A couple from the future” resonates with viewers around the world, because in the modern language of cinema tells the audience about universal values, “- added the head of the Central Partnership Vadim Vereshchagin. “We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with our partners at Shanghai Matching Culture Media and want to see a Chinese version of the film that we believe will be interesting and in many ways original.”
Central Partnership is the largest distributor of Russian films in international markets with sales in more than 200 countries around the world. In 2022, the company will begin presenting its projects under the new Central Partnership International brand.