Metro Tartan, the UK distributor, has picked up Black And White, an Australian period drama by director Craig Lahiff.
The film focuses on a real life 1958 trial of an Aboriginal man, framed by the police for the rape of a young girl. Made by Duo Art and Nik Powell's Scala Productions, Black And White stars Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox and David Ngoombujarra. It is sold by Sweden's Svensk Filmindustri.
The acquisition is the fourth made by Metro Tartan so far this market. It also picked up Ingmar Bergman's forthcoming Saraband and Kang Woo-suk's Public Enemy - and is also to release Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's Falcons.
At the recent Rotterdam festival it bought another four: Lucas Belvaux's trilogy An Amazing Couple (Un Couple Epatant), On The Run (Cavale) and After Life (Apres La Vie) and Jean-Claude Brisseau's tale of sexual adventure Choses Secretes, all from France's Films Distribution.