Bavaria Film International has picked up the international rights for the tragicomedy The Pope's Toilet (El Bano Del Papa) which will be screening in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes.

The co-production between Uruguay's Laroux Cine, France's Chaya Films and Brazil's o2 Filmes is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Cesar Charlone (City Of God) co-directed with veteran writer-director Enrique Fernandez. It was the first film to be awarded the 'Cine en Construccion' prize to support postproduction and distribution at last year's Rencontres Cinemas d'Amerique Latine in Toulouse.

Bavaria will also be handling another Un Certain Regard title: German director Robert Thalheim's Polish-set drama And Along Come Tourists (Am Ende Kommen Touristen), which was produced by Hans-Christian Schmid's 23/5 Filmproduktion.

Moreover, three Bavaria titles - Florian Opitz's globalisation documentary The Big Sellout, Marcus H. Rosenmuller's bobsleigh comedy Heavyweights (Schwere Jungs) and Peter Timm's family film Rudy, The Racing Pig 2 (Rennschwein Rudi Russel 2) - will be showing in the New German Films market showcase in Cannes.