Miramax International has already sold Heaven, set to star Cate Blanchett, to Asmik Ace for Japan, Lauren Films for Spain and Village Roadshow for Greece, despite only unveiling the project two weeks ago.

German director Tom Tykwer will make his English-language debut with the film, from a script by late Polish film-maker Krzysztof Kieslowski. Production is scheduled to start in July.

Asmik, Lauren and Village Roadshow Greece also bought Bounce, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck, from Miramax. Lauren also took John Cusack starrer Serendipity.

Miramax has also concluded a raft of deals for Germany, South Africa, Thailand and Israel on its latest slate: Highlight bought Bounce, Serendipity and Wakin Up In Reno for Germany and Concorde bought Giuseppe Tornatore's Malena. Ster-Kinekor bought eight films for South Africa including Spy Kids with Antonio Banderas and Serendipity. Right Pictures bought four films for Thailand including Bounce and Serendipity. Forum Film in Israel bought four five films including Chocolat starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.

Other deals were clinched with Forum Films in Hungary, Blitz in Yugoslavia, Skifan in Iceland and United in Bulgaria

Miramax worldwide distribution chief Rick Sands said he was near deals in the UK and France which would virtually wrap up another market for the US indie powerhouse.