Peccadillo Pictures hasacquired all UK and Irish rights to TheBlossoming of Maximo Oliverosby Auraeus Solito and Beyond Hatred by Olivier Meyrou.

Both films won Teddy Awardswhen they played at the 2006 Berlinale.

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, soldby UFO, is a Filipino drama about a 12-year-old cross-dresser who strikes up arelationship with a policeman.

Beyond Hatred, sold by Films Distribution, is a documentary about the family of a gayman murdered by skinheads.

Peccadillo said both filmshad been submitted to the London Film Festival (awaiting acceptance) andPeccadillo plans spring 2007 releases.

"We have been specialises inbringing unusual, exceptional and astounding films to the UK and Ireland, including many films that would otherwise gounseen. Both of these titles are unconventional and challenging in verydifferent ways and we intend to reach the widest possible audience with them," saidTom Abell, the distributor's managing director.