Rome arthouse distributor Bim has snapped up Italian distribution rights to Michael Haneke's Wolfszeit, which stars Isabelle Huppert, Patrice Chereau and Beatrice Dalle.

Translated literally as Time Of The Wolf, Wolfszeit is now in post-production and involves Haneke's "regular" Austrian production company Wega-Film in co-production with France's Les Films du Losange and Les Films Alain Sarde, and Germany's Bavaria Film.

According to the film's synopsis, Wolfszeit follows a couple who arrive one beautiful morning at a private country house with their two children, hoping to find refuge and security. They soon learn how mistaken they have been and begin a long and painful odyssey through a country totally devastated after a terrible disaster.

Wolfszeit joins two other eagerly-awaited films on Bim's upcoming release slate: Walter Salles's Motorcycle Diaries, and Francois Ozon's Swimming Pool.