Fortissimo`s Wouter Barendrecht has secured world sales outside the US for the Mexican feature Broken Sky (El cielodividido) at theGuadalajara International Film Festival.

The deal was concluded after the Fortissimoco-chairman saw the film during its Mexican premiere in the event's officialsection.

This is the second time the HongKong/Amsterdam sales company has acquired a Mexican film for world sales.

The film will be released in the US by Strand Releasing.

Broken Sky represents thesecond directorial outing for young Mexican film maker Julian Hernandez. The film, about a fragile young relationship, had its world premiere in the Panorama section of lastmonth's Berlin Film Festival.

Hernandez's previous film One Thousand Clouds Cover the Sky (Mil nubes de paz cercanel cielo) also had its world premiere at theBerlin 2004 Panorama section where it earned Hernandez the Teddy Bear award forbest film.

Broken Sky is an independentproduction by Roberto Fiesco's Mil Nubes Cine production outlet with the backing of theMexican Film Institute (Imcine), and the CUEC University Film School.