Pierre Menahem'sParis-based Scalpel Films has picked up worldwide rights to a second Cannes title - the anticipated suicide bomber drama Day Night Day Night by Julia Loktev, which is screening as part of Directors Fortnight.
ID Distribution has already signedon for France for this film about a 19-year-old girl preparing tobe a suicide bomber in New York'sTimes Square.
Commissioned by Germany's ZDF, DayNight Day Night is about a girl whose ethnicity is never revealed; theaudience doesn't know who she represents or what she believes in as sheprepares for her deadly mission.
The film was directed byRussia-born Loktev, now living in New York, who is also known for her video installations ingalleries such as London's Tate Modern, and work as an audio artist. Itqualifies for the Camera D'Or.
Scalpel also has worldwiderights to Un Certain Regard title Hamaca Paraguaya, the first film from Paraguay in more than 30 years.