Munich-based distributor Alamode Film is already lining up its next projects after making its first foray into production by serving as the German co-producer on 89-year-old French director Alain Resnais’ latest feature You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu).
The film stars Mathieu Amalric, Lambert Wilson and Michel Piccoli and has its world premiere in Cannes’ Official Competition today.
Speaking exclusively to Screen Daily, Alamode Film’s founder Fabien Arseguel revealed that he will be a partner on a theatrical version of producer-director Peter Bardehle’s new documetary Seen From Above - The Alps (Die Alpen von oben).
A previous theatrical documentary based on footage shot of the North Sea coast was produced by Bardehle’s Hamburg-based company Vidicom Media and was seen by over 200,000 cinema-goers.
In addition, Arseguel will co-produce Frauke Finsterwalder’s fiction feature debut Finsterworld which will begin shooting for Munich-based Walker + Worm Film from the beginning of July.
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Finsterwalder wrote the film’s screenplay with her novelist husband Christian Kracht who is currently enjoying success and controversy with his latest book Imperium.
A revealing view of contemporary German society, the tragicomedy connects 12 main characters and shows the difficulties they face in getting their bearings in day-to-day life.
Walker + Worm Film’s Tobias Walker and Philipp Worm were previously in Cannes in 2010 with Philipp Koch’s debut, the prison drama Picco, which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight.
“We are just looking for different models of acquisition because otherwise you never have a chance of getting access to interesting projects,” Arseguel explained as his motivation for moving into production.
Alamode film’s theatrical release lineup for 2012 includes the Dardenne brothers’ Le Gamin au vélo, Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy, Mathias Glasner’s Berlinale competition film Mercy (Gnade), starring Jürgen Vogel and Birgit Minichmayr, Marius Holst’s King of Devil’s Island, and Fernando Léon de Aranoa’s drama Amador which was shown in this year’s Panorama section in Berlin.