Projects from Gaspar Noe, Theo Angelopoulos and Michael Haneke are among those selected for production support from pan-European funding org Eurimages, which handed out E4.4 million ($6.3 million) to 11 international co-productions in its October sesh.
The largest single amount, $1 million, went to Haneke’s German-language drama “The White Tape or the Teacher’s Tale,” which is set at the beginning of the 20th century.
Angelopoulos received $930,000 for “Dust of Time,” the second part of his trilogy about the Greek experience in the 20th century that kicked off with “The Weeping Meadow.” Pic stars Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Bruno Ganz and Valeria Golina.
Haneke’s and Angelopoulos’ pics have already been promised coin from the German-French Funding Commission and Filmstiftung NRW, respectively.
An additional $930,000 in Eurimages coin went to French helmer Marina de Van for “Ne te retourne pas,” a psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a story different than the one she perceives.
The next pic from “Irreversible” helmer Noe will be another psycho trip bordering on the fantastic that will again play with the chronology.
“Enter the Void” deals with the five minutes prior to a man’s death and the period thereafter.
Eurimages also is supporting “Applesinpiken” (The Orange Girl), from Norway’s Eva Dahr, based on a story by “Sophie’s World” author Jostein Gaarder.