Independent producer and distributor ACI has announced two titles itwill be selling at AFM, the action adventure Der Clown and the Romania-set drama Maria.

ACI chief executive officer George Shamieh has partnered withHermann Joha's German production company Action Concept on Der Clown, a tale of vengeance featuring aprotagonist who pursues his adversaries wearing a clown's mask.

Maria,which won best actress and actor Silver Leopard awards and the special juryprize at the Locarno International Film Festival, centres on the trails andtribulations of a mother in post-Communist Romania as she struggles to feed herseven starving children.

The film starsDiana Dumbrava and Horatiu Malaele.