Michael Werner (centre), chairman of Fortissimo Films, with Daniel Jonathan Victor (left) and Wan Juan, executive producer and producer of the award-winning Black Coal, Thin Ice. Photo: Theodore WoodMichael Werner (centre), chairman of Fortissimo Films, with Daniel Jonathan Victor (left) and Wan Juan, executive producer and producer of the award-winning Black Coal, Thin Ice. Photo: Theodore Wood
Michael Werner (centre), chairman of Fortissimo Films, with Daniel Jonathan Victor (left) and Wan Juan, executive producer and producer of the award-winning Black Coal, Thin Ice. Photo: Theodore Wood

Art-house film agent Fortissimo, which brought quality Asian cinema to the world, closes after 25 years

Company had played a pivotal role in bringing work by Wong Kar-wai and Fruit Chan to a wider audience, but says it struggled to adapt to ‘the new realities and dynamics’ in the film business

Michael Werner (centre), chairman of Fortissimo Films, with Daniel Jonathan Victor (left) and Wan Juan, executive producer and producer of the award-winning Black Coal, Thin Ice. Photo: Theodore WoodMichael Werner (centre), chairman of Fortissimo Films, with Daniel Jonathan Victor (left) and Wan Juan, executive producer and producer of the award-winning Black Coal, Thin Ice. Photo: Theodore Wood
Michael Werner (centre), chairman of Fortissimo Films, with Daniel Jonathan Victor (left) and Wan Juan, executive producer and producer of the award-winning Black Coal, Thin Ice. Photo: Theodore Wood
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