Michiel van Erp

Source: De Balie (licensed under CC BY 3.0)

Michiel van Erp

Dutch Filmworks has pre-bought Benelux rights to and is co-producing Michiel van Erp’s $5.7m (€5.5m) English-language romantic drama A Beautiful Imperfection.

Shooting started this week in Amsterdam and Italy on the film, which tells the story of the love affair between a young woman and Italian adventurer and libertine Giacomo Casanova.

The producer is Maarten Swart of Kaap Holland Film, with Eyeworks Film & TV Drama and Italy’s Kino Produzioni. Backers are the Netherlands Film Fund, Flanders’s Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CoBo Fund and broadcaster AVROTROS.

A sales agent and the cast are yet to be confirmed.

Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf was originally slated to direct but when he withdrew, van Erp signed on.