Toshiba Entertainment hasacquired Japanese rights to The Cave Of The Yellow Dog, the latest film from Story Of The Weeping Camel co-director Byambasuren Davaa. The deal wasconcluded at Cannes with sales agent Telepool.

The film, which will haveits world premiere at the upcoming Munich Film Festival later this month, isDavaa's graduation feature from the Munich Film School. It received financialsupport from FFF Bavaria and FFA Berlin.

It is scheduled to play atthe San Sebastian Film Festival later this year; Karma Films picked up Spanishrights before Cannes. During the festival, Hopscotch also stepped in to takerights in Australia and New Zealand to the film.

Other distributors on TheCave Of The Yellow Dog include ARPin France, Ascot Elite in Switzerland, Contact in Benelux and Swallow Wings inTaiwan. X Verlieh/Warner Bros will release the film in Germany and Austria onJuly 28. A US deal for the picture is still in negotiation.