Strand Releasing goes 'Cherry' picking

Acquires domestic rights for German love story

Strand Releasing has acquired all domestic rights to Doris Dprrie's German love story "Cherry Blossoms -- Hanamai."

The film, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, centers on a German widower as he travels to Japan to visit his son.

Strand plans a fall release for the Bavaria Film International production, which also was sold to Denmark's Sunrise Film Distribution and Hong Kong's Edko Films.