Rome-based arthouse distributor Teodora Film is to release itsfirst-ever local picture, a film entitled Contronatura starring MayaSansa.

Produced by Tilde Corsi and writer-producer Gianni Romoli, the duobehind Ferzan Ozpetek's Facing Windows and Sacred Heart, Contronaturais a thriller set in Tuscany and directed by Alessandro Tofanelli.

'It's a story of passion between a hunter, a pharmacist andthe hunter's sister,' said Teodora's Cesare Petrillo.

The film's cast features Andrea Di Stefano (Angela) alongsideBest of Youth star Maya Sansa. Teodora expects to release the picture inJune.

Nevertheless, Petrillo said the indie distributor's first Italianrelease doesn't signify a change of strategy for the company, whose recentreleases include Lucrecia Martel's Nina Santa, which Teodora co-producedalongside Corsi and Romoli's R&C Produzioni.

Teodora recently acquired Italian distribution rights from TrustFilm Sales to Maria Blom's comedy drama Dalecarlians. Upcoming releasesalso include Per Fly's Manslaughter.