Metacinema has acquiredItalian distribution rights to Florian Gallenberger's Shadows of Time.

Sold by BavariaInternational, the epic film is set in India before independence and traces thetragic love story of Ravi and Masha, a couple who were forced to work as childlabourers.

The picture marks the featuredebut of writer-director Gallenberger, who won an Oscar in 2001 for hisgraduation short film Quiero Ser.

Shadows of Time won the bestFeature Debut and best Cinematography prizes at the Bavarian Film Awards in2004.