Fortissimo Film Sales hasadded an extra course to its Berlin spread by picking up Nina's HeavenlyDelights, a family-foodie comedy scripted by Dear Frankie writerAndrea Gibb.
The film, set in Glasgow, isdirected by Pratibha Parmar, an award-winning British documentary directormaking her feature debut.
Rising star Shelly Cohn (Possession)plays a young Indo-Scottish woman who returns home after her father dies andtakes over the family restaurant. Fortissimo is pitching it as Big Nightmeets Monsoon Wedding.
The film is produced byMarion Pilowsky and Colin Leventhal of Priority Pictures and Margaret Mathesonof Bard Entertainments. Fortissimo co-chiefs Wouter Barendrecht and MichaelWerner take executive producer credits.
The $6m picture has cashfrom Scottish Screen, a UK tax fund, a minimum guarantee from Fortissimo andbank gap finance. It starts shooting for six weeks on location in late March.