04.05.2007 : Press release - 284(2007)

Eurimages supports 13 European co-productions

Strasbourg, 04.05.2007 - At its 105th meeting held from 29 April to 1 May in Warsaw, the Council of Europe Eurimages Fund Board of Management agreed to support 13 feature films for a total amount of 3 963 000 Euros.

The feature films are :

California Wash - Bouli Lanners (Belgium) (Belgium, France)
Feuerherz - Luigi Falorni (Italy) (Germany, Austria)
Fritsud ja blondiinid - Arbo Tammiksaar (Estonia) (Estonia, Latvia) Documentary
La frontière de l'aube - Philippe Garrel (France) (France, Italy)
Gyöngéd kezelés - Szalbocs Hajdu (Hungary) (Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom)
Karamazovi - Petr Zelenka (Czech Republic) (Poland, Czech Republic)
Käsky - Aku Louhimies (Finland) (Finland, Greece, Germany)
Lost Persons Area - Caroline Strubbe (Belgium) (Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary)
Mr. Nobody - Jaco Van Dormael (Belgium) (Belgium, Germany, France)
Pianomania - Lilian Franck (Germany) and Robert Cibis (Germany)
(Germany, Austria) Documentary
La prima lettera dell'alfabeto - Paolo Sorrentino (Italy) (Italy, France)
Venkovsky Ucitel - Bohdan Slama (Czech Republic) (Czech Republic, Germany,
La véritable histoire du chat botté - Pascal Hérold (France) and Jérôme Deschamps
(France) (France, Belgium, Switzerland) Animation feature film

Support was awarded to the following distributors :

Kontakt - Sergej Stanojkovski (Germany) Eurimages Film
Distributed by FILMLADEN FILMVERLEIH (Austria)

Der Rauber Hotzenplotz - Gernot Roll (Germany)
Distributed by ART SERVIS (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Transe - Teresa Villaverde (Portugal) Eurimages Film
Distributed by ART ZONE (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Zoop in India - Johan Nijenhuis (Netherlands) For children
Distributed by OSKAR FILM (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Uro - Stefan Faldbakken (Norway)
Distributed by TROPIK FILM & VIDEO (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

12:08 East of Bucharest - Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)
Distributed by UG OBALA ART CENTAR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Unser Taglich Brot - Nicolaus Geyrhalter (Austria)
Distributed by PRO FILMS (Bulgaria)

Quand j'étais chanteur - Xavier Giannoli (France)
Distributed by BLITZ FILM & VIDEO DISTRIBUTION (Croatia)
Distributed by CHANTIER FILMS (Turkey)

La Môme (La vie en rose) - Olivier Dahan (France)
Distributed by PA-DORA (Croatia)
Distributed by TUCK VISION (Serbia)

Ne le dis à personne - Guillaume Canet (France)
Distributed by UCD-DISTRIBUCIJA (Croatia)

Grbavica - Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Eurimages Film
Distributed by BUDAPEST FILM (Hungary)

Hirtia va fi Albastra - Radu Muntean (Romania)
Distributed by CIRKO FILM - MASKEPP FOUNDATION (Hungary)

Takva - Ozer Kiziltan (Turkey) Eurimages Film
Distributed by AS FIDALGO (Norway)
Distributed by CINEWORX (Switzerland)

Napola - Dennis Gansel (Germany)
Distributed by ASOCIATA MOEBIUS (Romania)

Stealing Rembrandt - Jannik Johansen (Denmark)
Distributed by CLOROFILM ROMANIA (Romania)

Scorpion - Julien Seri (France)
Distributed by GLOB COM MEDIA (Romania)

Il Registra di Matrimoni - Marco Bellocchio (Italy) Eurimages Film
Distributed by INDEPENDENTA FILM (Romania)

Iszka Utazasa - Bollok Csaba (Hungary)
Distributed by S.C. CINECORVIN (Romania)

Zwartboek (Black Book) - Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands) Eurimages Film
Distributed by TRANSILVANIA FILM (Romania)

Kontakt - Sergej Stanojkovski (Germany) Eurimages Film
Distributed by ART VISTA (Serbia)

Elementarteilchen - Oscar Roechler (Germany)
Distributed by MCF MEGACOM FILM (Serbia)

Toute la beauté du monde - Marc Esposito (France)
Distributed by METROFILM (Serbia)

Mein Führer - Dani Levy (Switzerland)
Distributed by MILLENNIUM FILM & VIDEO (Serbia)

Le héros de la famille- Thierry Klifa (France) Eurimages Film
Distributed by MIRIUS TUCK (Serbia)

Fair Play - Lionel Bailliu (France) Eurimages Film
Distributed by BALKAN FILM ("The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia")

Jardins en automne - Otar Iosseliani (France/Georgia) Eurimages Film
Distributed by MANAKI FILM ("The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia")

Transe - Teresa Villaverde (Portugal) Eurimages Film

    Distributed by YOUTH CULTURAL CENTER ("The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia")

Je m'appelle Elisabeth - Jean-Pierre Améris (France)
Distributed by BIR FILM ITHALAT (Turkey)

Elementarteilchen - Oscar Roechler (Germany)
Distributed by ERMAN FILM VE SINEMACILIK A.S. (Turkey)

La planète blanche - Thierry Ragobert (France)

In the framework of the theatres support scheme, the Board of Management has decided to include the theatre Kino 30 Svibnja in Daruvar (Croatia). The Eurimages/Europa Cinemas counts 41 theatres in the following countries : Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, «The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia» and Turkey.

Furthermore, the Board has adopted the guidelines concerning the programme for digitisation support. An informative document shall be distributed during the Cannes Film Festival. The first applications for support can be submitted for the deadline of 27 August for submission to the Board at its 2007 October meeting.

EURIMAGES is a support fund for co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988 1
(E-mail: – Web: http://www.coe.int/Eurimages).

Since its establishment, EURIMAGES has supported 1142 European co-productions for a total amount of more than 334 million Euros.

Council of Europe Press Division
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11


1 Since 1 January 2005, EURIMAGES comprises 32 member States: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.