Tom Barman's Any Way The Wind Blows, which had its international premiere in Locarno's competition, has been picked up by Axiom Films for the UK and Agora Films for Switzerland.

The film, which will be screening at the forthcoming Montreal World Film Festival, will be released in the Netherlands by Bright Angel.

Meanwhile, another Locarno competition film Austrian film-maker Barbara Albert's second feature Free Radicals (Boese Zellen) has been picked up by Ventura Film for release in Germany.