Beatrix Wesle's Munich-based sales agent Atrix Films has picked up international rights to Marie Jaoul de Poncheville's Tengri - Blue Heavens, a love story set in Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia which has its world premiere at the Munich Film Festival this week.

The film will then be screened for buyers at the German Preview Screenings in Cologne in July (10-13).

Directed by Jaoul de Poncheville, whose earlier films are Molom: A Legend Of Mongolia and Lung Ta, Tengri is set in the steppes of Kyrgyszstan and follows a 30 year-old Kazakh man who decides to start afresh in his ancestral village in the Kyrghyz mountains. There he meets and falls in love with a young married woman whose husband is away at war.

Emmanuel Schlumberger (Swann In Love, La Buena Vida) and Frank Mueller produced the film which stars Albina Imacheva and Ilimbek Kalmouratov.

'The film is a exotic and powerful tale of love set in Kyrgyzstan,' said Wesle, who discovered Mongolian hit The Story Of The Weeping Camel at the Munich Film Festival in 2003.