Flach Pyramide International (FPI) has picked up international distribution rights on Argentinian director Diego Lerman's feature debut Suddenly (Tan De Repente) which had its world premiere in competition in Locarno

Shot in black-and-white, Suddenly follows a solitary and straight-laced young shop girl travelling to the countryside to Buenos Aires where she is aggressively wooed by two lesbian punkettes. An outing to the sea becomes a voyage of initiation and self-discovery.

At this year's Locarno International Film Festival, which closed on Sunday (August 11), FPI was handling sales on another Official Competition film Ma Vraie Vie A Rouen by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, and Pavel Lounguine's Tycoon (Un Nouveau Russe) which had its world premiere as part of the Piazza Grande open air programme.

Meanwhile, First Hand Films' Esther van Messel told ScreenDaily.com that a deal has now concluded with the Dutch distributor Contact Film for Austrian director Andrea Dusl's Blue Moon, which also screened in competition at Locarno