New York-based City Lights Pictures has acquired US rights to Cao
Hamburger's Brazilian film The Year My Parents Went On Vacation (O Ano
Em Que Meus Pais Sairam De Ferias).

The announcement comes just one month after the distributor picked up
Jason Kohn's 2007 Sundance documentary Grand Jury Prize winner Manda Bala.

The Year My Parents Went On Vacation recounts a youngster's efforts to
watch Brazil's bid to win the World Cup a third time at the same time
as his political activist parents are forced underground.

It goes on limited release in August and stars Michael Joelsas. Sao
Paulo-based Gullane Filmes produced.

'City Lights Pictures is proud to be affiliated with this intelligent,
informed and moving tale about adolescence that reflects the cultural
and historical state of Brazil during the 1970 World Cup,' City Lights
Pictures' president and chief executive officer Danny Fisher said.

City Lights Home Entertainment president Sal Scamardo and City Lights
Media Group's executive vice-president of business affairs Mark Ragone
negotiated the deal with the film-makers' representatives.