Kino International has picked up US rights to Israeli film-maker Joseph Cedar's Beaufort and Times And Winds from Turkey's Reda Erdem.

Beaufort won the 2007 Berlin Film Festival's best director award and chronicles the final days of an Israeli army unit's withdrawal in 2000 from a strategic fortress near the Lebanese border.

Kino president Donald Krim negotiated the Beaufort deal with Thorsten Schaumann of Bavaria Films and plans a limited release in early 2008.

Times And Winds won the FIPRESCI and Best Turkish Film Awards at the 2006 Istanbul Film Festival and charts the lives of three people in a remote Turkish village.

Krim picked up Times And Winds from Gulin Ustun of Atlantik Film and has scheduled a November platform release in New York.