Strand acquires Mariscos Beach

Strand Releasing bought U.S. rights to Mariscos Beach (Crustacés et Coquillages) on the final day of the European Film Market in Berlin, reports The musical farce about a vacationing family--including a son and his best friend who may or may not be lovers--is directed by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, who made the international hit The Adventures of Félix. Strand plans to release the film, which stars Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Jean-Marc Barr, this fall.