Thai drama My Girl (Fan Chan), which screens in both Berlinale's Forum and the EFM, was scooped up by Japanese buyers Cinema Parisien and Artist Film.

'We are thrilled to have sold it to these distributors which are also releasing Party Monster and have recognised the film's cross-over potential between youth and adult audiences,' said Wouter Barendrecht, co-chief of Fortissimo Film Sales, which also licensed it to A-Film for the Benelux region, Golden Village for Singapore and UA/Lark Distribution for Hong Kong.

The film, a colossal hit in its native Thailand, where it out-grossed Finding Nemo with a take of $5m, was unusually co-directed by a group of six directors.

My Girl follows the route of a shy young man who returns to the countryside in search of the times when the girl next door was his best friend, and was produced by Youngyooth Thongkongthun, director of hits Iron Ladies and Iron Ladies II.