Independent Partners Films and Mogador Films have announced plans to collaborate on a second erotic arthouse film. Rolf Peter Kahl will direct The Lost Love, and Melanie Kretschmann (Blutsfreundschaft) is already attached to star.

The pair previously teamed on Kahl’s Bedways, which will have its world premiere in Perspektive Deutsches Kino.

In addition, Mogador’s Christoph Thoke told Screen he has boarded Libra Film’s production of Ionut Teianu’s Of Snails And Men as a co-producer.

Thoke is also “in advanced talks” with New York-based Noah Harlan of 2.1 Films to partner on Liza Johnson’s Return, a drama about a woman soldier coming home from the war. Her short, In The Air, is in the short film competition this year.