‘Marienbad’ scripter on Marrakesh express

Robbe-Grillet helms first pic in 10 years

COLOGNE — Alain Robbe-Grillet, who penned the Oscar nommed script for 1962 Gallic classic “Last Year at Marienbad,” is helming his first feature in 10 years.

“C’est gradiva qui vous appelle,” which has pocketed $300,000 in production coin from pan-European funding pool Eurimages, is being shot in Morocco.

Based on a novel by German writer Wilhelm Jensen, pic tells tale of archaeologist who unearths the sculpture of Roman girl in Pompeii and is then haunted by her ghost. Film is a coproduction between Les Films du Lendemain in Gaul and Belgian’s Z. Company.

Eurimages has handed $5 million to 13 European co-productions, with amounts in excess of $500,000 given to Italian director Giulio Base for Jesus drama “The Inquiry,” “La educacion de un hada” by Spain’s Jose Luis Cuerda, and Thierry Klifa’s “Le heros de la famille,” featuring Catherine Deneuve, Miou-Miou and Emmanuelle Beart.

Eurimages’ panel also handed coin to “Dragnet,” the debut of British director Steve Hudson, a drama about Scottish fishermen turned human traffickers; David Gleeson’s immigrant thriller “The Front Line,” starring Eriq Ebouaney; Marianne Faithful-starrer “Irina P.” by Sam Garbarski; “Diary of a Mad Woman” by Hungary’s Janos Szasz, helmer of 1997 “The Witman Boys”; Oliver Masset-Depasse’s “Cages”; “Kader” by Turkey’s Zeki Demirkubuz; animation “De Profundis” by Miguelanxo Prado; “Nos dejaron el muerto” by Juan Carlos Falcon; and Carmen Castillo’s docu-biopic about the anti-Fascist resistance movement in Chile, “Rue Santa Fe.”

Separately, German/Bavarian funding body FFF announced the award of some $2.5 million for 19 projects. Major produc-tions include animation “The Moonbear” and history pic “Mozart in Munich.”

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