Fortissimo Films has sold French distribution rights for Paul Schrader's cult classic Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters to Wild Side Films.

The 1985 film portrayed the acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima. It was d irected by Paul Schrader, who co-wrote with brother Leonard and sister-in-law Chieko. Zoetrope produced.

The deal, for all rights within France, was brokered by Fortissimo senior vice president, sales and acquisitions Winnie Lau and Wild Side's coo Manuel Chiche.

Wild Side's coo Manuel Chiche added 'Mishima has not been available in France for almost ten years and we are very proud to be able to distribute again this great film, restored in high definition.'