SimonBeaufoy drama Yasmin has been pickedup for international sales by industry veteran Bill Gavin's Gavin Film ahead ofits screenings at the Locarno and Edinburgh festivals.

Thestory of a westernised Asian woman in a white society was written by The Full Monty writer Beaufoy anddirected by Kenny Glenaan, who won the Michael Powell award in Edinburgh forhis first film, the controversial GasAttack. Yasmin, produced by Sally Hibbin's Parallax Independent, is setagainst the poverty, unemployment and racism in a northern mill town.

Gavinrelaunched Gavin film last year after making films such as Whale Rider in New Zealand.