Frenchdistributor Bac Films has acquired the latest work from Israeli director AmosGitai, Free Zone, which stars Oscar nominee Natalie Portman.
BacInternational, the company's newly-launched sales arm will handle world saleson the film.
Currentlyshooting in Israel and Jordan, Free Zone also stars Hanna Lazlo, HiamAbbas and Carmen Maura.
Aco-production from France, Israel, Spain and Benelux, it is executive producedby Agat Films and Agav Films.
The filmfollows Portman's character Rebecca, a privileged tourist who meets up withHanna Lazlo's Hanna, a taxi driver who must meet her husband's mysteriousbusiness partner and pick up cash for an armored car. Instead they meetbusiness partner's wife, Leila (Abbas) who tells them the money is gone and mayhave fallen into the hands of her Islamic manipulated son-in-law. The threewomen join forces to overcome their differences and change the course ofevents.