New York-based Winstar Communications has acquired North American rights to Edward Yang's A One And A Two (Yi Yi), which picked up the best director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Winstar plans to release the picture, which follows three generations of a middle-class Taiwanese family, in October following a tour of the North American festival circuit. The acquisition marks the first North American release for the director whose credits include Mahjong, A Confucian Confusion and A Brighter Summer Day.

A One And A Two is being handled internationally by Capitol Films.