New feature films by TomTykwer (Perfume), Roy Andersson (Du Levande) and Alain Berliner (GeneAstaire) are among 12 projects awarded a total of Euros 3.9m by the Councilof Europe's pan-European co-production fund Eurimages.
The largest amount - Euros600,000 - went to Tykwer's adaptation of Patrick Sueskind's bestseller Perfume- The Story Of A Murderer which is being co-produced by Germany'sConstantin Film Produktion with Spain's Castelao Productions and France'sNouvelles Editions de Films from July 12. This Euros 50m production also marksthe second collaboration between Constantin and the German private media fundVIP Medienfonds after Corey Yuen's video game adaptation Dead Or Alive.Constantin had previously worked with the IMF fund for the financing ofRichard Caesar's thriller The Calling.
Meanwhile, Euros 500,000were allocated to the idiosyncratic Swedish film-maker Andersson's latestproject Du Levande, which is being produced by his own production outfitRoy Andersson Filmproduktion with France's Societe Parisienne de Production,Germany's Thermidor Filmproduktion and Denmark's Posthust Teatret /Spillefilmkompanet 4', while Euros 480,000 was granted to Alain Berliner's GeneAstaire, structured as a Belgian-French-Luxembourg-UK co-production betweenArtemis Productions, Media Services, WFE, Liaison Cinemathographique, SamsaFilm and Ipso Facto.
Other projects backed in thelatest round of funding by Eurimages included Marion Hansel's Chamelle,Alex van Warmderdam's Ober, Daniel Schmid's Portovero, DusanMilic's Love Fair, and Tomasz Drozdowicz's Fur.