Bavaria Film International will handle world sales for Doris Doerrie's Cherry Blossoms - Hanami, which will have its world premiere in Berlinale Competition.

Munich-based Olga Film produces, reteaming after working with Doerrie more than two decades ago on Men. Co-producers are Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), ARD/Degeto and arte and other backers are Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).

Majestic Filmverleih has German rights and will launch theatrically after the Berlinale.

Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Nadja Uhl, and Birgit Minichmayr star alongside Maximilian Brueckner in a love story about a man who travels from Germany to Japan.