Hot Slovenian production house E-motion Films, producer of Damjan Kozole's Spare Parts which premieres in Official Competition in Berlin, is to co-produce feature debutant Srdan Koljevic's Red Coloured Grey Truck as the first collaboration between Yugoslavia and Slovenia since the Balkan War.

Koljevic's Euros 1.2m roadmovie - "in the tradition of Kusturica with a fresh twist" and combining the elements of comedy with an offbeat love story - will be headlined by Aleksandra Raimazovic (Spare Parts) and Srdan Todorovic (Underground).

Principal photography on the Yugoslavian-German-Slovenian co-production, between Belgrade-based Maksa Catovic of Komuna, Christoph Thoke of Thoke Moebius Filmcompany and Daniel Hocevar of E-motion Films, is scheduled to begin in April.

Until now, Koljevic has made a name for himself as an award-winning screenwriter of such films as The Hornet (1998) and Sky Hook (2000).