Fifteen features to share co-production aid
BRUSSELS — Fifteen features share $6.42 million in the latest round of European co-production aid from Eurimages.Pics receiving funds include Cristi Puiu’s followup to “The Death of Mister Lazarescu,” which took Un Certain Regard honors at Cannes in 2005. The Romanian helmer collects $343,000 for “Aurora,” produced with French, German and Swiss partners. Silvio Soldini (“Bread and Tulips”) picks up the most coin, with $686,000 for Italo-Swiss pic “Cosa voglio di piu.” And Ulrich Seidl (“Dog Days”) collects $467,000 for “Paradies,” an Austro-Franco-German co-production. Two animated features found favor, “Thor — The Edda Chronicles” from Gunnar Karlsson and Toby Genkel, and “Alois Nebel” by Tomas Lunak. Selection also helps launch several feature debutants, such as Brit short helmer Alicia Duffy.