IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire Catherine Breillat's Sex Is Comedy, which opened this year's Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival, for US theatrical release.

"This would be a very good sale," said Flach Pyramide International's Eric Lagesse, who is handling worldwide sales on Sex Is Comedy. "IFC is currently enjoying strong success with Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien and they will be a position to give strong exposure to Breillat's work in the US."

Breillat's latest opus, which toplines Anne Parillaud, Gregoire Colin and Roxane Mesquida, has been selling well around the world. Ahead of its Quinzaine premiere, it was acquired in Cannes by Charada for Italy and Indisa for Spain. Most Asian countries are now gone, including Taiwan, which went to Flah Forward.

Gaga had previously acquired the Japanese rights at the AFM and Benelux (Paradiso), Russia (Central Partnership) Turkey (Umut) and Serbia (Filmforte) were among the territories sold between MIFED and Berlin.