India's Palador Pictures is planning to release Tokyo Sonata by Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa in October this year. Palador picked up theaward-winning titlefrom Fortissimo Films at this year's Cannes.

The Best Film Award in the Asian & Arab category bagged by Tokyo Sonata at the recently concluded Osian's-Cinefan film festival in Delhi has encouraged Palador to go ahead with its release plans.

'We are delighted that Tokyo Sonata has won the top honours at this prestigious festival. It is good to see Indian audiences beginning to appreciate world cinema. We at Palador aim to showcase many memorable cinematic creations from across cultures and countries for Indian audiences in the years to come,' said Palador managing director Gautam Shiknis.

Palador is also planning to release another title acquired from Fortissimo, Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary Shine A Light, in India this September.

Another Palador acquisition, Wong Kar-wai's My Blueberry Nights, was also screened at Osian's-Cinefan. Close to 50 titles from Palador's library are already available on DVD via a tie-up with Moser Baer.