Germany 's Senator Film has boarded Luigi Falorni's fiction feature debut Heart Of Fire as co-producer and acquired German distribution rights.

Based on Senait Mehari's bestselling autobiography Heart Of Fire, the film follows her experiences serving in the Eritrean Liberation Front and witnessing the horrors of a guerrilla war.

The project, which was pitched at this year's Berlinale Co-Production Market, is being produced by BurkertBareiss Development and TV60 Filmproduktion with German broadcaster BR, Italy 's RAI Cinema and sales agent Beta Cinema already attached as financiers.

Falorni graduated from the Academy of Television and Film (HFF) in Munich with the Oscar-nominated documentary The Story Of The Weeping Camel which he co-directed with Byambasuren Davaa in 2003.