Celluloid Dreams has acquired international rights to Emotional Arithmetic, it was announced today (Friday) in Berlin.

The movie, produced by Triptych Media and BBR Productions, directed by Paolo Barzman and starring Susan Sarandon, Christopher Plummer, Gabriel Byrne, Roy Dupuis and Max von Sydow is currently in post-production.

Acquisitions and sales executive Charlotte Mickie brokered the deal with producer Anna Stratton.

The movie is slated for Winter 2008 release with Canadian domestic distributor Seville Pictures.

Emotional Arithmetic was produced with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada, Sodec-Societe de Developpement des enterprises culturelles, Astral Media The Harold Greenberg Fund, Astral Media's The Movie Network, Movie Central A Corus Entertainment Company and CBC.

Based on an award-winning novel by Matt Cohen, the movie charts the fateful reunion, in the eighties, of three survivors of the notorious French 'transit' camp, Drancy.

Melanie, an unhappy wife obsessed with record-keeping, Jakob, a poet and the ultimate survivor, and Christopher, a shy academic who has repressed both his memories and his childhood love for Melanie, meet and feast on a fall evening on an idyllic farm property.

Memories and feelings emerge, reshape, collide during a night of conflict, sadness and ultimately, healing.

'The movie sends a strong message about the need to live our lives now, in the present, even though the past can not and should not be forgotten. The performances of the actors are simply amazing,' commented Celluloid Dreams president Hengameh Panahi.

'After the success of How She Move at Sundance, Celluloid Dreams, is thrilled to be handling another beautifully executed Canadian movie.'

'We have been wanting to work with Celluloid Dreams for some time,' said producer Anna Stratton 'They have an impeccable record when it comes to handling prestige movies. We are in very good company.'