‘Moscow’ team tap Flemish coin

Film directed by Christophe Van Rompaey

BRUSSELS — “Tante Miche,” a new project from the team behind Cannes player “Moscow, Belgium,” has received coin in the latest round of subsidies from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.

Helmed by Christophe Van Rompaey, co-written by Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem and produced by A Private View, “Moscow” is an unlikely romancer set in a working-class suburb of Ghent. It is the top performing local pic so far this year.

“Tante Miche” walks the same line between comedy and drama.

VAF funding amounts to e12,500 ($17,000) for work on the script, co-written by Van Rijckeghem and Pat Van Beirs. Further coin is likely for development and production.

Before then Van Rompaey is set to helm the darker psycho-drama “Blanco” for producer CCCP.

Other awards in the latest VAF round include similar script support for “Uitgewist,” a feature developed by helmer Patrice Toye. Her “Nowhere Man” played in Venice and Montreal this year.

Development aid worth $101,600 goes to helmer Felix Van Groeningen for “De bende van Jan de Lichte.” He is currently shooting his third feature, “De helaasheid der dingen,” also for Menuet.

Production support worth $298,000 goes to Fleur Boonman for her feature debut “Portable Life.” Pic is a cross-cultural docu-fiction incorporating people the helmer has met while traveling.

Savage Film produces in Belgium, with Fu Works co-producing in the Netherlands.