Budapest Film, Hungary's largest independent film distributor closed several deals during and after this year's Cannes.

Following its success with earlier Pedro Almodovar films, especially All About My Mother and Talk to Her, Budapest Film will also distribute the Spanish director's La Mala Educacion. The film is expected to be released in Hungary in December 2004.

Budapest Film also closed a deal on Michael Winterbottom's Berlinale Golden Bear winner In This World as well as Sue Brooks' Japanese Story starring Toni Collette.

Like Almodovar, Francois Ozon is a Budapest Film regular and his latest two works, Swimming Pool and 5x2 will also be distributed by the company, release for the latter is expected in 2004.

Other future Budapest Film releases include Michael Haneke's Time Of The Wolf, Lars von Trier's Manderlay and Ferzan Ozpetek's Facing Windows.