Delphi Film will handle the German theatrical distribution of Alexander Sokurov's The Russian Ark, which will have its world premiere in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The Euros 2.4m German-Russian co-production between Egoli Tossell Film, Heritage Bridge Studio, Cappa Productions and Koppmedia had received backing from MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmbuero NW and the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and the Media (BKM).

International sales for The Russian Ark are being handled by Celluloid Dreams.

Delphi Film picked up Andreas Dresen's prize-winning Grill Point (Halbe Treppe) at this year's Berlin Film Festival in February.