Bavaria Film International (BFI) has picked up international rights for Argentinian filmmaker Anahi Berneri's latest film Encarnacion which will be having its world premiere in the Visions sidebar of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

The co-production between Argentina's BD Cine and Spain's Wanda Filmes about an ageing actress trying to cope with her role and her life is described as 'a strong and touching statement about standing up for the choices you made, for who you are, and who you want to be.'

Encarnacion will also screen in the Official Competition at San Sebastian after Toronto and marks a second collaboration between BFI and Berneri after her debut Un Ano Sin Amor which was shown at Berlin's Panorama in 2005.

In Toronto, BFI will also be presenting the international premiere of Dutch woman director Tamar van den Dop's feature directorial debut Blind in the Discovery section and world premieres of Milcho Manchevksi's Shadows - as a Special Presentation -andChristian Frosch's Silent Resident (Weisse Lilien) in the Visions section.