ARRI Media Worldsales has picked up international distribution rights for Helma Sanders-Brahms' drama Clara which begins the German part of its shoot in North Rhine-Westphalia from tomorrow.

The German-French-Hungarian co-production between Integral Film/Helma Sanders-Brahms Filmproduktion, B.A. Produktion, France's MACT Productions and Budapest-based Objektiv Filmstudio had been shooting at locations in Hungary since June 1.

Sanders-Brahms' own screenplay focuses on the love triangle between Clara Schumann (Martina Gedeck), her husband Robert (Pascal Greggory) and the younger composer Johannes Brahms (Malik Zidi) which developed when the Schumann family moved to Düsseldorf in 1850. Nikolai Kinski plays the young Robert Schumann.

Principle photography on the $6.3m (Euros 4.7m) production will wrap on July 24, with the theatrical release in Germany to be handled by Kinowelt.

According to Integral Film's Alfred Huermer, the film could have its world premiere at next year's Cannes Film Festival, where Sanders-Brahms showed previous films such The Beach Under The Pavement and No Mercy, No Future.