Picturehouse Entertainment pick up Cannes competition entry The Source.

Picturehouse Entertainment, the UK distribution wing of Picturehouse Cinemas, has acquired Radu Mihaileanu’s Cannes competition entry The Source from EuropaCorp.

Picturehouse will release the comedy-drama on June 1, 2012.

Leila Bekhti stars in the Africa-set, battle-of-the-sexes story, which focuses on the plight of women in a small community, forced to fetch water from a high mountain spring in the blazing heat.

Clare Binns, director programming and acquisitions said: “Following the success of his first film, The Concert, Mihaileanu brings us this funny and beguiling story about female emancipation in North Africa. I think the film’s emotional warmth and beautiful setting will really strike a chord with audiences in the UK.”

The Source is Picturehouse Entertainment’s fifth acquisition. Romantics Anonymous is on release now.