Nearly $8 million disbursed among 18 Euro co-prods

France’s Why Not Prods. is teaming with Romania’s Mobra Films and Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Les Films du Fleuve to produce “Provizoriu,” written and directed by Romanian Christian Mungiu.

Set in a Romanian convent, it follows a 23-year-old’s love for another femme inmate.

Mungiu’s “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” won Cannes’ 2007 Palme d’Or, and was released in the U.S. by IFC.

“Provizoriu” is one of 18 European co-productions that have drawn down a combined €5.85 million ($7.6 million) in subsidies from the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund.

Also tapped for coin is coming-of-age drama “Le Bleu est une couleur chaude” by helmer Abdellatif Kechiche (“The Secret of the Grain”). “Bleu” is set up at France’s Wild Bunch, Spain’s Vertigo Films, which Wild Bunch co-owns, Kechiche’s Quat’Sous Films and Belgium’s Scope Pics, which opens the door to that country’s tax-break coin.

“Bleu” adapts a graphic novel by France’s Julie Maroh about a teen who falls for a blue-haired girl.

Other subsidy recipients are Jean-Paul Lilienfeld’s “Arretez-moi,” with Sophie Marceau and Miou-Miou, produced by France’s Rezo and Luxembourg’s Iris, and “When Day Breaks,” from Serbia’s Goran Paskaljevic (“Honeymoons”).

“Bleu” won Eurimages’ biggest 2011 award: $728,000.

“Song of the Sea” from Tomm Moore (“The Secret of Kells”), pulled down $715,000, as did Alex and David Pastor’s “The Last Days” and “Camiel Borgmann,” from Dutch helmer Alex van Warmerdam (“Waiter”).

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