Match Factory picks up Fliegauf’s Womb
by Annika Pham
The Match Factory, the sales agent behind Gigante [+see also:
film profile], the second most popular title in Official Competition at the Berlinale (after Iran’s About Elly), has added to its slate Womb, the new project by rising Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf (Milky Way), starring former James bond girl Eva Green.
The new film by Fliegauf, who won the Golden Leopard at Locarno 2007 for Milky Way, is, according to Match Factory Managing Director Michael Weber, “one of the most touching and impressive love stories” of recent times. Womb is being produced by Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner (Waltz with Bashir [+see also:
film profile]) with András Muhi (Inforg Studio Budapest), in co-production with France’s Cedomir Kolar and Marc Baschet (A.S.A.P. Films), ZDF/Arte and Arte France Cinéma. Shooting will start in March.
The Match Factory has two other titles in Official Selection: The Milk of Sorrow [+see also:
film profile], the second film by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa, vying for the Golden Bear; and, out of competition, Theo Angelopoulos’ The Dust of Time [+see also:
film profile] (the second instalment of a trilogy begun with The Weeping Meadow), starring Willem Dafoe.
The much anticipated ensemble piece Germany 09 by some of the country’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers – including Fatih Akin, Wolfgang Becker, Sylke Enders and Tom Tykwer – is screening as part of Perspective Deutsche Kino, and Andreas Dresen’s Cloud Nine [+see also:
film profile] in the German Cinema programme.
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