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Four Dutch projects supported by Eurimages


- Among them is Ties Schenk’s debut, Monk, and Peter Greenaway’s Walking to Paris

Four Dutch projects supported by Eurimages
Dutch director Ties Schenk

There are four Dutch projects (one minority and three majority co-productions) among the 20 new films selected recently by the Eurimages fund.

Ties Schenk’s feature debut, Monk, was awarded €190,000. The movie focuses on a hypochondriac 13-year-old boy from a mixed-up family, all of whom find redemption, at least partially, at the end of a road trip to Spain. First presented at the 2014 edition of the Cinemart market, Monk is produced by Marleen Slot (Producer on the Move 2013 – read the interview) for Amsterdam-based outfit Viking Film along with Belgian partner A Private View.

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€280,000 were allocated to Peter Greenaway’s Walking to Paris – one of several projects by the British director to be produced by Dutch producer Kees Kasander for his Amsterdam- and London-based company Cinatura (read more). Switzerland’s Cobra Film, Romanian firm Abis Studio and France’s CDP are on board as co-producers.

Meester Kikker, a project written by Mieke de Jong, to be directed by Anna van der Heijde, was granted €291,000. The story of a teacher who occasionally transforms into a frog and needs his students to protect him from other animals is a co-production between Bos Bros (Netherlands) and Prime Time (Belgium).

Lastly, the Dutch minority co-production Rehepapp, produced by Estonia’s Homeless Bob Productions and directed by Rainer Sarnet in co-production with Amsterdam-based PRPL, was allocated €120,000 (read more).

Eurimages has supported 1,654 European co-productions since its creation in 1988.

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