Berlin-based MDC International has taken oninternational sales for veteran Lithuanian director Algimantas Puipa's latestfeature Forest Of The Gods.

The film has beenincluded in MDC's Cannes Market line-up and is set for delivery this autumn .

A co-production between Lithuania's Baltic FilmGroup and the UK's IMS G LLP and starring Valentinas Masalskis, Steven Berkoffand Liubomiras Laucevius, the film is based on poet, dramatist and literarycritic Balys Sruoga's fictional memoir of his incarceration in the Stutthofconcentration camp.

In 1943, the professor of Vilnius University wassent to the camp along with other professors after urging students to resistbeing recruited into the German army. The ironic and grotesque narrative of hisexperiences at Stutthof could only be published in Lithuania in 1957, ten yearsafter Sruoga's death.