Picturehouse Entertainment pick up Cannes competition entry The Source.
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.