Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to David Wnendt’s Wetlands ahead of the film’s US premiere in Sundance in January.

The German coming-of-age story premiered in Locarno and centres on an outspoken young girl discovering her body and hoping her divorced parents will get back together. Carla Juri stars.

Strand plans a summer 2014 release. Jon Gerrans brokered the deal with Brigitte Suárez of the Match Factory.  

Wetlands has already sold to over 20 territories,” said Suárez. “We highly believe in the international potential of the film and are happy to have Strand as a partner again and to further strengthen our long-lasting relationship with Marcus and Jon.”