Kinowelt has acquired all rights for German speakingterritories (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) to Zola Maseko's SouthAfrica-set drama Drum which will be theopening film at this year's Munich Film Festival on June 24.
The co-production between VIP 2 Medienfonds, ArmadaPictures, Nova Films, and Black Roots Productions is set to open in Germancinemas in the late autumn.
Meanwhile, Michael Haneke's Cannes competition entry Hidden(Cache), which won the Golden Palm for BestDirector and the FIPRESCI Prize, has become the latest pickup concluded byProkino. The Munich-based arthouse distributor secured theatrical rights forGermany and video for Germany and Austria for the film which will be releasedin Germany at the end of January 2006.
Haneke's thriller will have its German premiere as theopening film at the Filmstiftung NRW's International Film Conference in Cologneon July 2.
Prokino had previously announced deals for Woody Allen's MatchPoint, Jean-Marie Larrieu's Cannescompetition film Peindre Ou Faire L'Amour, and Francois Ozon's new film Le Temps Qui Reste.