Alliance Atlantis has acquired international rights to two new films - That Touch Of Pink, which is the feature directorial debut of Ian Iqbal Rashid, and Chemins de Traverse which is the latest from acclaimed French director Manuel Poirier (Western).

Both films were picked up by Charlotte Mickie, Alliance Atlantis' international film sales chief; prior to her involvement deals were concluded on That Touch Of Mink with Mongrel Media in Canada and with Redbus Film Distribution in the UK.

That Touch Of Pink is a clash of cultures comedy starring Jimi Mistry as a young Ismali-Canadian living in London whose mother shows up to find him a proper Muslim girlfriend. Kyle MacLachlan co-stars as the ghost of Cary Grant who lives with Mistry's character. Rashid is best known for writing the hit BBC TV series This Life.

The film is a Siena Films and Martin Pope production produced by Pope, Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny. Backers are Telefilm Canada, Astral Media, The Canadian Television Fund, Chum Television, The Harold Greenburg Fund, Movie Central, The Movie Network and The Invicta Partnership of the UK.

Chemins de Traverse, produced by Pan-Europeenne with Amanda Films, Cre-Accion and Poetiche Cinematografiche, stars Sergi Lopez, who was also in Western, and Kevin Miranda as father and son on a journey across Brittany in the hope of more prosperous fortunes.

The two pictures join other international acquisitions made recently by Mickie including David Gordon Green's All The Real Girls, Dylan Kidd's Roger Dodger and Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity.