Film Movement has picked up Lucia Puenzo's Argentinean coming-of-age drama XXY from Pyramide International.

The Spanish-language film centres on a 15-year-old hermaphrodite living with her family in Uruguay whose life becomes endangered when her secret is exposed. Ines Efron and Martin Piroyansky star.

The film won the Critics Week Grand Prize and Golden Rail Award at Cannes 2007 and has played in official selection in the Toronto, Bangkok and Palm Springs international film festivals, among others.

Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein negotiated the deal with Yoann Ubermulhin of Pyramide International.

'We are proud to have the opportunity to present XXY, a gripping film which challenges our ideas about gender, sexuality, and relationships,' Gartenstein said. 'This is an important and compelling movie which deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.'