High Point Films has sold Skin to Ascot Elite for Germany. The film is Hanro Smitsman's first feature; he won a Berlinale Golden Bear for short film Klaas.

The 1979-set story is about a 17-year-old son of a Holocaust survivor who gets drawn into the skinhead movement. Marc Bary of IJsawter Films produced and the film has its European festival premiere in Munich.

Also, London-based High Point Films has taken on world rights for David Rocksavage's Shadows In The Sun and for Dutch box-office hit Summer Heat.

Shadows In The Sun stars Jean Simmons with James Wilby and Jamie Dornan.

Nick O'Hagan (Daylight Robbery) produced for Giant Films.

The film is set in England's Norfolk coast during a hazy summer in the late
1960s. A man visiting his elderly mother is disturbed by her friendship with a young loner.

'Shadows in the Sun is a moving, beautifully realized and ultimately redemptive film about family, memory, forgiveness and love,' High Point head Carey Fitzgerald says. 'These themes resonate universally, and are handled with a beautiful and assured lyricism that is all David Rocksavage's own. We are delighted to be working with Nick O'Hagan on this film.'

Ivan MacTaggart is executive producing.

Monique van de Ven directed romantic thriller Summer Heat and Ate de Jong produced for Mullholland Pictures.

High Point's slate in Cannes also includes Nothing To Lose, Skin, Kings, and newly added feature in pre-production The Race to star Colm Meaney and Susan Lynch.