James Ivory's Cannes competition title The Golden Bowl, which is being sold by TF1 International, has been acquired by French arthouse distributor Films Sans Frontieres.

Films Sans Frontieres - which previously acquired Peter Greenaway's Eight And A Half Women from TF1 - intends to give Golden Bowl a 150-print outing, the largest Galeshka Moravioff's 18 year-old company has ever handled.

Moravioff - who is also an exhibitor, through his 22-screen Bastille-Saint Antoine arthouse circuit - is also set to produce his first film - one of Abel Ferrara's three upcoming projects, Mary Magdalene. The film, which is currently in development, will be shot in Israel.

Ferrara is also developing a project for Franchise Pictures while his R'Xmas, is on hold StudioCanal.