Network Releasing has picked up UK distribution rights to Bahman Ghobadi’s No One Knows About Persian Cats (pictured) from Wild Bunch.

The film won the special jury prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes earlier this year.  

 A portrait of the underground music scene in contemporary Iran, Persian Cats follows the attempts of two Iranian musicians to form a rock band and escape to Europe after being released from prison. Network plans to release in the UK in spring 2010.

Wild Bunch has also secured deals with France (Mars Films) Spain (Alta), Italy (Bim), Canada (E1 Entertainment), Netherlands (Cineart). Mexico (Quality), Argentina (Pacha Mama), Israel (Shani), Greece (Videorama), Portugal (Lusomundo), Columbia (Babilla), Benelux (Cineart) and the Middle East (Front Row Entertainment).