Regent Releasing has acquired North American rights to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner Tokyo Sonata, which received its North American premiere at Toronto recently.

Tokyo Sonata will get its New York premiere at the 46th New York Film Festival along with Regent's other Toronto pick-up from Fortissimo, Serbis.

Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki, Haruka Igawa and Kanji Tsuda star in the story of a family that begins to unravel when the father loses his job.

Yukie Kito and Fortissimo's Wouter Barendrecht produced, while Barendrecht's partner Michael J Werner served as executive producer.

Regent's West Coast general manager and executive vice president of distribution and acquisitions Mark Reinhart brokered the deal with Werner.