Paris-based distributor Pretty Pictures has announced the acquisition ofa new work by Korean director Im Sang-soo along with three titles from Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Im's The Old Garden, which will play in competitionin San Sebastian, was acquired from Cineclick andstars Ji Jin-Hee and Yeom Jeong-A. The story is toldfrom the point of view of a woman who is abandoned by her fiance after he isjailed for taking a militant stand against the oppressive dictatorship of the1980s. Pretty Pictures will release the film on April 11 in France.

Company president James Velaise also told that after many monthsof negotiations, Pretty Pictures has picked up three films from cult directorAlejandro Jodorowsky. Two of thefilms, El Topo and The Holy Mountain,screened in Cannes Classics this year.

Following complicated rights issues, the films are being sold by JodyKlein's ABKCO Films. Klein is the son of Allen Klein who previously worked withthe Beatles and The Rolling Stones and who also produced The Holy Mountain.The third film in the package is Fando Y Lis.

Pretty Pictures will release the films by the end of the year before offeringthem on DVD.