EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling Russian sales outfit Ant!pode Sales & Distribution will handle international sales for Alexey Fedorchenko’s adaptation of the Strugatsky brothers’ sci-fi novella Baby.

The thriller, which will shoot in the Sverdlovsk region and in the tundra from the end of August 2014, sees Fedorchenko collaborating again with the novelist-screenwriter Denis Osokin.

Ant!pode is also selling Fedorchenko’s latest project, Angels And Revolution, a historical drama about samurais of the Russian avantgarde, which began shooting in the Perm and Novgorod regions on August 20.

Fedorchenko’s Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari - also on Ant!pode’s slates - screens in Toronto’s Vanguard section and will be released in Russian cinemas on Sept 9 with 40 prints.