The company has picked up US distribution rights to Celine Sciamma’s French drama which opened the Panorama section at Berlin earlier this month.

Rocket Releasing has picked up US distribution rights to Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy, which picked up the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlin Film Festival, where it screened in the Panorama section.

Sciamma also wrote the script for the French film about a 10-year-old girl, played by Zoe Heran, who dresses up as a boy in order to make friends in her new neighbourhood.

Films Distribution is handling international sales on the project which will be released in France in April by Pyramide. It has also secured distribution deals in Austria (Thim Film), Italy (Teodora), Canada (Mongrel), Benelux (Cineart), Switzerland (Agora), UK (Pecadillo Pictures), Australia (Rialto), Spain (Casa de Peliculas), Germany (Alamode) and Balkans (Demiurg).

Dan Griffiths, CEO of Rocket Releasing, said: “We absolutely fell in love with Tomboy. It’s moving, charming and thoroughly entertaining. We feel that Tomboy has universal appeal, and we can’t wait to introduce this delightful film to American audiences. Celine Sciamma is a huge talent and we are honored that she and Films Distribution are entrusting Tomboy to us.”