Roman arthouse distributor Lucky Red has acquired all Italian distribution rights to two new films, including veteran French director Bertrand Tavernier's upcoming movie, Holly Lola.

Sold by TF1 International, Holly Lola is about a French couple who are trying to adopt a child in Cambodia, a former French territory. The film, which started shooting in Cambodia in October, stars Jacques Gamblin, Isabelle Carre and Bruno Putzulu.

The Euros 5m picture is produced by Tavernier's own outfit, Little Bear, together with Les Film Alain Sarde and TF1 Films Production.

Lucky Red chief Andrea Occhipinti has also picked up Italian rights to ocean documentary Deep Blue, a theatrical offshoot of David Attenborough's much-lauded BBC series, The Blue Planet.

Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Andy Byatt, Deep Blue had its world premiere at the San Sebastian Festival in September and is sold by Germany's Greenlight/BBC.

Lucky Red was also the Italian distributor behind hit documentary Microcosmos, which grossed over Euros 1m in Italy in 1996, and Jacques Perrin's documentary Winged Migration, which earned Euros 640, 386 in Italy in 2001.

Deep Blue marks the third acquisition for Lucky Red in the last month. At Mifed, Occhipinti also picked up Italian rights to HBO Films' The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers.