Tartan Films has picked up all UK rights to Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl (A Ma Soeur!) at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it has just won the $14,000 (DM30,000) Manfred-Salzgeber Film Prize. Metro Tartan Distribution will release the film in the UK later this year.
The picture explores the unflinching story of two young sisters' sexual awakening whilst on a family holiday at the seaside.
Australia's Potential Films, which previously distributed Breillat's controversial Romance in the territory, picked up Australian rights to the film at Berlin.
Sold by Flach Pyramide International, other presales include Japan (Prenom H), Brazil (Cinearte), Finland (Cinemundo), Netherlands (Film Museum), Belgium (Progres Films), Switzerland (Agora Films), Russia (ASG Video) and Turkey (Irfan Film).
Additional reporting by Francoise Meaux Saint Marc