Vienna/London-based sales agent EastWest Filmdistribution has picked up world rights to Dutch film-maker Threes Anna's The Bird Can't Fly, which will have its world premiere in the Zabaltegi - New Directors competition section at next month's San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Anna's feature debut stars American actress Barbara Hershey as a middle-aged woman who discovers she is to be a grandmother after her daughter dies. But she then has to battle with the natural father to win the right to raise the black grandchild by herself.

The co-production between Johannesburg-based IMG Productions, Ireland's Borderline Productions and the Netherlands ' 24fps and Anna Production also features Yusuf Davids and Tony Kgoroge in the cast.