UK-based sales company The Works International has takenrights to Philippe Falardeau's Congorama, premiering as theclosing-night film in Directors Fortnight at Cannes.

The film stars previous Cannes bestactor winner Olivier Gourmet alongside

Paul Ahmarani. Congorama followsa Belgian man (Gourmet) who discovers he was adopted and stumbles intomisadventures when he goes to Canada to findhis natural parents.

Falardeau previously directedLa MoitieGauche Du Frigo, whichwon the Toronto Film Festival's award for best Canadian first feature.

Luc Dery and Kim McCraw of Canada's micro_scope produced with Belgium's JosephRouschop and France's Eric Tavitian for Tarantula serving as co-producers.

The film is a Canadian-Belgian-French co-productionfunded by Quebec's SODEC,Telefilm Canada, Communaute Française de Belgique, Wallimage and the CNC. Christal Films willdistribute in Canada.

"We are delighted to be representing thiswonderful film," said Joy Wong, head of The Works. "It's funny and intelligentand we feel sure that it will be embraced by audiences worldwide."