Bent Hamer's kitchen-sink drama Kitchen Stories (Salmer Fra Kokkenet), which was one of the hits of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight section, has proved as popular with buyers as it has with critics and the public.

Handled by France's Celluloid Dreams it was sold to SPO Inc (Japan), Cinelibre-Cineart (Benelux), Lady Films (Italy), Circuito Cinearte (Brazil), SF Norden (Mexico), Films Du Losange (France), Frenetic Films (Switzerland), Seville (Canada), United King (Israel) and Audio Visual (Greece).