Dutch distributor RCV Entertainment has bought local rights to Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain from Miramax and will release the film in the first half of 2004.

During last week's Mifed, RCV also acquired John Madden's Proof from Miramax; Zhang Yimou's House Of The Flying Daggers and horror film Seed Of Chucky from Focus Films; and Dirty Dancing sequel Havana Nights from Summit Entertainment.

Other Mifed acquisitions include Modigliani from Bauer Martinez, Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things from Icon, Sally Potter's Yes from GreeneStreet Films and The Locals from NZ Film.