London-based sales company Moviehouse Entertainment has picked up international rights to ivans xtc, the edgy tale of a fast-rising Hollywood agent from Candyman director Bernard Rose.

Moviehouse will launch the film at MIFED, where it will also screen recently completed Blind Flight following its world premiere at the London Film Festival.

Other Moviehouse titles at the Fiera include Australian comedy The Illustrated Family Doctor, currently in post-production, The Rage in Placid Lake, Britpop doc Live Forever and John Turturro drama Fear X.

A modern-day telling of Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Illyich, ivans xtc is the story of a hot young agent and heir apparent to the all-powerful Media Talent Agency whose world unravels after a routine medical examination turns up a spot on his lungs.

"We are very happy to be handling international sales for ivans xtc, a film we love and believe to be a modern classic," said Moviehouse Entertainment's managing director Mark Vennis. "Judging by the reviews, we're not the only ones who think so!"