UK distribution company Metrodome Distribution has picked up full UK & Irish rights to French drama The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life.

The deal was negotiated between CEO Peter Urie, general manager distribution Sara Frain and head of acquisitions James Brown for Metrodome, and by executive vice president Harold Van Lier and Anna Marsh, vice president international sales for StudioCanal.

The film is written and directed by Remi Bezancon and charts five days over a decade that capture the destiny of one family.

The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life has seen admissions cross 1.2 million since its release in France in July. Metrodome will release the film in the UK in the summer of 2009.