Wayne Wang film gets German subsidy

U.S.-German co-production ‘920 Sacramento’

BERLIN -- Local German subsidy body Filmstiftung NRW has granted a 1.2 million euro ($1.9 million) subsidy to director Wayne Wang's next feature, "920 Sacramento," a German-U.S co-production between Cologne's Pandora Film and Double Feature Films.

The drama, which tells the true story of a 19th-century woman finding fulfillment in the rough realities of San Francisco's Chinatown, will shoot over 35 days in North Rhine-Westphalia, before moving on to unconfirmed locations for exteriors. Annette Benning and Sienna Miller are in negotiations to star.

About 500,000 euros ($776,000) went to another period piece about a strong-willed woman: Margarethe von Trotta's "Vision -- Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen," which delves into the life of the healer and visionary title character.

Barbara Sukowa, Joachim Krol and Hannah Herzsprung are starring in the German-French co-production between Herbert Kloiber's production entity Clasart and Celluloid Dreams.