This year's CannesGolden Palm winner, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Child, has beenpicked up by Kinowelt for theatrical release in Germany.

Kinowelt has also acquired the homeentertainment and television rights to the drama for Germany and Austria.

Meanwhile, German rights for U-CarmeneKhayelitsha, the Golden Bear winner at the Berlinale in February, havebeen bagged by MFA+ for theatrical release at the end of this year. MarcDornford-May's version of Bizet's opera Carmen set in a South African townshipwas the first African film in the history of the Berlinale to be awarded thefestival's top honours.

In addition, Timebandits has picked up Germantheatrical rights for Konstantin Faigle's documentary about the current mood inGermany, Die Grosse Depression (The Great Depression), which had itsworld premiere at the Munich Film Festival at the end of last month.