Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) and Leipzig-based
Inaddition, MBB is backing Essential Filmproduktion'sproduction of video artist Shirin Neshat'sSommer 1953 with $357,518 (Euros 280,000).This feature debut focuses on the lives of four different women against thebackground of a coup d'etat by the British andAmerican governments directed against the first democratically elected Iranianprime-minister
Developmentfunding was also provided by MBB for a German-French-Romanian co-production bythe young
Meanwhile,the Hamburg Film Fund has given $191,512 (Euros 150,000) each for Mrdakovic's love story Mamarosh, which is being producedby Rohfilm with partners from
Twoother prestigious international projects were awarded production support fromthe Hamburg fund at its latest sitting: the German-Finnish-Danish-Irishanimation feature Way To The Stars,to be directed by Michael Negner and Kari Juusonen for Ulysses Filmproduktion,and Rolf Schuebel's Eleanor & Colette, which is set to star Susan Sarandon andHelena Bonham Carter opposite The LivesOf Others male lead Sebastian Koch.
Atthe same time,
Thelargest amount - $766,199 (Euros 600,000) - went to Pornorama, the follow-up projectfor Sophie Scholl director Marc Rothemund, about the early days of the German sex filmindustry in
Meanwhile,$383,114 (Euros 300,000) was awarded to Maggie Peren'sfeature directorial debut Stellungswechsel, which is being produced by Claussen + Woebke Filmproduktion and will be distributed in