Soda Pictures has acquired the UK/Eire distribution rightsto Fatih Akin's Berlin winner Head-On and Susanne Bier's San Sebastianprize winner Brothers. Both films will premiere in the UK at the LondonFilm Festival later this month.

Soda Pictures plans to release Head-On in the UK on 18 February 2005 andBrothers in early spring.

Soda Pictures managing director Edward Fletcher, said: "I'm thrilled thatSoda Pictures has the opportunity to release these two beautiful, moving films.Head On has rightly been winning many awards and Susanne Bier's Brotherswas the stand out title at Toronto."

Soda Pictures launched in 2002. Itsfirst release was Dai Sijie's Golden Globe-nominated Balzac And The LittleChinese Seamstress in 2003.

It has since picked up over 15 films including ChristofferBoe's Reconstruction, Ferzan Ozpetek's Facing Window, GuyMaddin's The Saddest Music In The World, Soenke Wortmann's TheMiracle Of Bern, Damian Kozole's Spare Parts and the upcoming UntoldScandal by E J Yong, a Korean adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons.