Hong Kong's Golden Network has picked up world sales rightsfor Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's second feature Black Friday which screens in Locarno's International Competitionsection this year.

Based on a book of the same name by S. Hussain Zaidi, the filmcentres on the terror blasts of 1993 inMumbai, the business capital of India.

Meanwhile, MDC International has picked up internationaldistribution rights for Chinese filmmaker Zhang Lu's feature debut Tang Shi (Tang Poetry) which screened inLocarno's "Cineastes du present" sidebar.

Produced by South Korea's Doo Entertainment, the film aboutthe relationship between a reclusive pickpocket and a young woman is inspiredby Tang dynasty poetry with its economy in dialogue and systematic choice ofshots and visual repetition.

MDC's Wigbert Moschall told Screendaily.com exclusively in Locarno that this film is the firstin a trilogy on three forms of poetry (Tang, Song and Yuan) which Zhang Luplans to the shoot in the future. The second feature will presented at thePusan Promotion Plan (PPP) this autumn and MDC has an option to handle theother two parts of the trilogy in the future.