Pascal Maeder's Canadianproduction and sales company Atopia is finalising a US DVD deal with DesertMountain Media for Federico Hidalgo's comedy drama A Silent Love.

Vanessa Bauche and NoelBurton star in the story of a Montreal professor and a Mexican woman who meetthrough an online dating service and learn that the road to marriage is not asstraightforward as they imagined.

Los Angeles-based DesertMountain Media plans a February 20006 DVD release. Former Sony Picturesexecutive Leslie Haas heads up the company, which specialises in Latino titlesfor the US market.

The picture premiered atSundance 2004 and went on limited release in the US through Atopia Distributionlate last year.