Michael Winterbottom's Berlin competition title In This World has secured a UK release though ICA Projects, the distribution-exhibition offshoot of UK cultural institute the ICA.

ICA's acquisition of UK theatrical and video rights to the film continues its aggressive acquisition policy on specialist titles such as Aki Kaurismaki's The Man Without A Past and Abbas Kiarostami's Ten. ICA has scheduled the film for release on March 28.

"Michael's film is a revelation and could not be more timely in its contribution to the current debates about asylum seekers," said director of ICA Projects Jane Giles. "We want to get the film out there as soon as possible."

The film, which premiered at the London Film Festival in November, follows a young asylum seeker through Iran, Turkey, Italy and France, into the heart of London.