Germany's Reverse Angle is to co-produce young Romanian filmmakerCatalin Mitulescu's The Way I Spent The End Of The World which waspitched at last year's Mannheim Meetings.
Speaking to ScreenDaily.com after being awarded the title of'Master of Cinema' on Wednesday evening, Wim Wenders confirmed thathis company will be a partner with Bucharest-based Strada Film on the projectby Mitulescu who won the Golden Palm in Cannes this year for his short Trafic.
Mitulescu had been at theMannheim Meetings again this year to pitch a new feature project AHeart-Shaped Balloon, a passionate love story that changes the lives of two17year-olds.
Reviewing this year's crop of projects, the Meetings organiser OlafAichinger said that, apart from the Chinese project Run Away,Mitulescu's project had been one of the favourites along with Ivan Fila'sFaustian tale The Immortal set in Prague, Venice and upstate New York.He said that Argentinian producer Veronica Cordova of Produccion Matanza Cinehad indicated that she was near to closing a financing deal with a Frenchco-producer for Fernando Vargas Villazon's Say Good Morning Dad (Di Buen DiaA Papa).
In addition, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad of Berlin-based production outfitFlying Moon said that there was 'great interest' from the UK andNordic countries in Ciro Cappellari's thriller Tell Me Who You Are,which was one of 63 projects pitched at this year's Mannheim Meetings.
Aichinger added that the ninth edition of the co-production gatheringhad seen such companies as the UK's Scala Productions, Denmark's Nordisk Film,Germany's Egoli Tossell Film, and Spain's Boca Boca Producciones attending forthe first time as potential co-producers for the projects being pitched.