New UK distributor New Wave Films has acquired Claire Denis' 35 Shots Of Rum (35 Rhums).

The deal was struck with sales company Elle Driver.

The film is in competition in Venice and will also screen here in Toronto.

Bruno Pesery produced for Soudaine Compagnie.

Denis wrote the screenplay with Jean-Pol Fargeau.

Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Gregoire Colin, and Nicole Dogue star in the story of a father-daughter relationship in a community of France's working underclass.

New Wave founders Robert Beeson and Pam Engel previously worked with Denis' Beau Travail when they ran Artificial Eye.