Six years after founding Vienna-based Amour Fou Filmproduktion, partners Gabriele Kranzelbinder and Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu have decided amicably to part and set up two separate production companies.

As part of the restructuring, Kranzelbinder has launched Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production (KGP), which will acquire Amour Fou's shares in the sales company Autlook Film Sales, while Dumreicher-Ivanceanu and partner Bady Minck will head up a new Amour Fou Filmproduktion which is taking over the shares in the theatrical distributor POOOL Filmverleih.

The catalogue of film rights will be shared between KGP and Amour Fou.

In addition, the films currently in production - such as Heinz Emigholz's Loos Ornamental and Kieslers Projektionen, Christian Frosch's Yoon and Bady Minck's Schein Sein - will be completed as co-productions between KGP and Amour Fou.

Filmmakers Virgil Widrich and Thomas Koschwitz, who were co-partners in the old Amour Fou, have stepped down from the company at their own request and will be devoting their time in future to their own film projects.

Over the past six years, Amour Fou had been involved in such films as Ruth Mader's Struggle, Jorg Kalt's Crash Test Dummies, and Anja Salamonowitz's documentary It Happened Just Before as well as co-producing Gyorgy Palfi's Taxidermia and Pol Cruchten's Little Secrets.