Happinet Pictureshas acquired all Japanese rights to Giuseppe Tornatore's highly-anticipatedfilm, La Sconosciuta.

The picture,which is sold by Rome-based Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (ACE), has also beenpicked up by Brazil's Paris Films.

Set in the northernItalian town of Trieste, La Sconosciuta is Oscar-winningdirector Giuseppe Tornatore's first film in six years.

The picture,which features Michele Placido and music by Ennio Morricone, is produced byMedusa and co-produced by France's Babe Film. It is in post-production.

Rome-based ACEhas also sold Kim Rossi Stuart's Directors Fortnight title, Anche Libero VaBene, to French distributor MK2.

The drama marksactor Rossi Stuart's directorial debut and is about family strife seen throughthe eyes of an 11-year-old boy.

ACE's Cannesslate includes Roberta Torre's Mare Nero, and Roberto Ando'snew drama, Il Viaggio Segreto, which stars Emir Kusturica as andAlessio Boni. Both films are in post-production.