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Kusturica, Von Trier get Eurimages support

Dardenne brothers also get co-production funding

COLOGNE, Germany -- Europe's co-production fund Eurimages has doled out subsidies for upcoming projects from veteran directors including Emir Kusturica, Lars von Trier and the Dardenne brothers.

"Melancholia," Von Trier's take on the disaster movie starring Kirsten Dunst and Kiefer Sutherland, picked up €600,000 ($735,000) in Eurimages funding; Kusturica's Palestinian comedy "Cool Water" secured a €400,000 ($500,000) boost and the Dardenne's latest drama, "Delivrez-moi!" received a €450,000 ($550,000) production grant.

Among the other productions benefiting from this round of Eurimages largesse were Nikolaj Arcel's Danish period drama "A Royal Affair" and Paolo Sorrentino's "This Must Be The Place," starring Sean Pean and Frances McDormand, which both secured €600,000 ($750,000) in co-pro funding.