Wellspring hassold all rights to Jonathan Caouette's Cannes hit Tarnation in eight territories, including the keymarkets of France, Italy and Japan.

The documentarysold to Nippon Herald in Japan, Cinema Nouvelle Generation Distribution inFrance, Mikado Film in Italy, Seville Pictures in Canada, Lumiere in Benelux,Atalanta Filmes in Portugal, Noble Entertainment in Scandinavia and Medial inGreece.

"We are thrilled that distributors of the highestquality all over the world have recognised the brilliance and commercialpotential of Tarnation," Wellspring'shead of acquisitions Marie Therese Guirgis said in a statement.

"All of thesepartners share our overwhelming passion for this film and our commitment toshare it with as wide an audience as possible."

The sales followon from recent deals on the Croisette with Optimum Releasing in the UK andDendy Films in Australia.

Tarnation screened in the Directors' Fortnight atCannes and received a 10-minute standing ovation.

Wellspringserved as co-producer and provided completion financing and marketing funds forthe domestic and international release. It is due to open in the US on Oct 6.

Assembled on ahome computer for the now-legendary sum of $218.32, Tarnation is a challenging patchwork of videodiary footage chronicling the director's turbulent life and family history.