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Auteurs Share Eurimages Co-Pro Coin

Projects helmed by Moretti, Dardennes, Ferrara

Feature projects by some of the world’s leading auteurs, including Nanni Moretti, the Dardenne brothers, Abel Ferrara and Volker Schlondorff, are among 34 co-productions to share Euros 10.3 million ($13.5 million) in production funding awarded by the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund on Tuesday.

Moretti’s “Margherita,” which is co-produced by Italy’s Sacher Film and Fandango, and France’s Le Pacte, received $654,125.

Deux jours, une nuit,” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, was awarded $654,125. Co-producers are Belgium’s Les Films Du Fleuve, France’s Archipel 35 and Italy’s Bim Distribuzione. Pic stars Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione and Olivier Gourmet.

Ferrara’s “Pasolini,” which partners France’s Capricci Films, Italy’s Urania Pictures and Belgium’s Tarantula Belgique, was given $627,964.

Schlondorff’s “Diplomatie,” which nabbed $627,964, is co-produced by France’s Film Oblige and Gaumont, and Germany’s Blueprint Film. Pic stars Andre Dussollier and Niels Arestrup.

Another project receiving coin was Olivier Assayas’ “Sils Maria,” which is a co-production between France’s CG Cinema and Vortex Sutra, Germany’s Pallas Films and Switzerland’s Cab Productions. It was given $614,876. Pic stars Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz.

Gabriele Salvatores’ “The Invisible Boy” received $588,698. Its partners are Italy’s Indigo Film, Ireland’s Element Pictures and France’s Babe Films.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Winter Sleep” nabbed $588,698. Co-producers are Turkey’s Zeynofilm and NBC Film, Germany’s Bredok Film Production and France’s Memento Films.

George Ovashvili’s “Corn Island” was awarded $261,646. It’s a co-production between Georgia’s Alamdary Films, Germany’s 42Film, France’s Arizona Productions and Czech Rep.’s Axman Production.

Mike van Diem’s “De Surprise” received $654,125. Netherlands’ Isabella Films and Fatt Productions, Belgium’s Prime Time, the U.K’s Film and Music Entertainment, Ireland’s Kelcom and Fastnet Films, and Germany’s Riva Filmproduktion are co-producing.

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