The German-French Project Development Fund grants €1.269 million to six projects
by Birgit Heidsiek
- The supported movies include the upcoming titles by Leos Carax, Alla Kovgan and Sebastian Schipper
Sebastian Schipper and Leos Carax are among the directors whose new film projects are being supported by the German-French Project Development Fund. In the latest session held in Paris, the German-French Commission decided to boost six German-French co-productions with a total of €1.269 million. On the German side, the BKM and the FFA each provide half of the production funding, while in France the productions are supported by the CNC.
The highest amount went to the comedy Roads by Sebastian Schipper (Victoria [+see also:
interview: Sebastian Schipper
film profile], Sometime in August [+see also:
film profile]), in which a 17-year-old British boy runs away from his family to Morocco, where he crosses paths with a Senegalese teenager who is looking for his brother. This encounter marks the start of their breathtaking journey across Europe. Berlin-based production company Missing Link Films will receive €250,000, while Kazak Productions in Paris gets €100,000 in support.
The German-French Commission also greenlit Leos Carax’s (The Lovers on the Bridge, Holy Motors [+see also:
interview: Leos Carax
film profile]) musical Annette, about two men, one woman, a baby and three stars. Parisian production outfit Arena Films receives €200,000, while German co-producer Detailfilm in Hamburg gets €100,000.
Produced by Berlin-based 27 Films Production and Les Films de L’Étranger in Strasbourg,the historical romantic drama Der Fuchs by Matthias Luthardt (Pingpong [+see also:
interview: Matthias Luthardt
interview: Sebastian Urzendowsky
film profile]) has been supported to the tune of €200,000. Another €169,000 has been approved for Alla Kovgan’s film project Cunningham 3D, about legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham. The film will be produced by Achtung Panda Media in Berlin and Arsam International in Paris. Finally, further production support goes to two documentaries co-produced between France, Germany and Israel: Les Coulisses du pouvoir (Kulissen der Nacht) by Dror Moreh (Les Films du Poisson, Katuh Studio, Dror Moreh Production) and The Silence Breakers by Silvina Landsmann (Idéale Audience, Neos Film, Comino Films).
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