German exhibitor Kinostar Theater GmbH has expanded its operations to embrace in-house theatrical distribution in the field of arthouse cinema in addition to its exhibition and production activities.

The first release will Philip Groening's drama L'Amour, L'Argent, L'Amour (pictured) which won a Best Actress Silver Leopard at the 2000 Locarno International Film Festival.

Booking and billing for Kinostar's distribution arm will be handled by Munich-based agency Filmwelt.