In what is by common consensus a cautious market, controversial French auteur Jean-Claude Brisseau is continuing to lure buyers with his crossover brand of erotic/art house cinema. During the AFM, Brisseau's latest feature A L'Aventure, sold internationally by Films Distribution, has gone to the UK (Axiom), Japan (Zazie), Germany (A La Mode) and Greece (Rosebud). These deals follow on from the US pre-buy of the film by IFC in Cannes in May.

Like such earlier Brisseau films as Choses Secretes and Exterminating Angels, A L'Aventure, which had its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, is a serious drama with a strong erotic undertow. It is the story of a young woman sexually unsatisfied by her boyfriend who becomes intrigued by another woman's accounts of her sexual experimentation, leading her into paths of hypnosis and orgasmic ecstasy.

Films Distribution is also in negotiations with Korea for the film.