UK-based sales concern The Works has pre-sold Ken's Loach Ae Fond Kiss to Cine Qua Non in Japan.

Loach, who last month traveled to Japan to receive national honour the Praemium Imperiale, is currently in post on the £3m film.

The production, the third in Loach's Glasgow trilogy after Sweet Sixteen and My Name Is Joe, pre-sold to Icon Film Distribution for all UK rights along with Loach's regular network of European distributors. Further financing came from UK tax fund Azure.