23 Projects Selected for Moscow Co-Production Forum

Peter Greenaway’s "Food Of Love" is among the films chosen for the event, which kicks of June 25.

MOSCOW – Twenty-three co-production projects, including Peter Greenaway’s Food Of Love, are to be presented at the Moscow Co-Production Forum, which is to kick off on June 25 as part of the Moscow Business Square, the industry section of the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF).

The projects were selected from over 100 applications by a selection committee, which featured Mira Staleva, director of the co-production market at the Sofia Film Festival; Riina Sildos, director of the Baltic Event, Marie-Pierre Valle, creative director of Wild Bunch Distribution; Simone Baumann, German Films’ representative for Eastern Europe, and Bernd Buder, director of the co-production market Connecting Cottbus.

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Among the selected projects, which will be presented to international producers, are Food Of Love, a Dutch adaptation of Tomas Mann’s Death in Venice to be directed by Greenaway and produced by Kees Kasander; the British projects Competition from the producers of The Last King of Scotland, and the Bulgarian film Contra, which is to be directed by Javor Gardev, the winner of the best director’s award at MIFF for Zift back in 2008.

Projects by Russian directors, selected for the Co-Production Forum, include Alexander Kott’s Dyavol I Ya (Devil and Me), Angelina Nikolayeva’s Dobro Pozhalovat Domoy (Welcome Home) and Roman Prygunov’s Belaya Liliya (White Lily). Russian-born American director/producer Viktor Ginzburg is to present Ampir V, an adaptation of the novel by Russian author Viktor Pelevin.