Projects from Lisandro Alonso, Viktor Kossakovsky and Wim Wenders’ Road Movies backed by German-French fund

German-French Funding Committee is supported by the Ffa and the Cnc.

New films from Argentina’s Lisandro Alonso and Russia’s Viktor Kossakovsky and production companies including Wim Wenders’ Road Movies, are among the six projects to receive over €1m in production funding from the German-French Funding Committee administered by the German Federal Film Board (Ffa) and France’s Cnc.

Toni Erdmann production company Komplizen Film and French delegate producer Luxbox Sas received €250,000 for Alonso’s Eureka, a drama about Native American culture set between 1870 and 2019 that will take place in the Us, Mexico, and the Amazon rainforest.

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'The Diary Of Anne Frank', Bahman Ghobadi title join Berlin strand

'The Diary Of Anne Frank', Bahman Ghobadi title join Berlin strand
Bahman Ghobadi’s Life On The Border, Hans Steinbichler’s The Diary Of Anne Frank join Generation special screenings.

Hans Steinbichler’s The Diary Of Anne Frank is among two special screenings added to the Berlin Film Festival’s (Feb 11-21) Generation strand, aimed at teenagers and children.

The film, which will be distributed by co-producers Universal Pictures International in Germany and gets its world premiere in the strand, stars Lea van Acken (Heil) as Anne Frank, alongside Martina Gedeck (The Lives Of Others) and Ulrich Noethen (Downfall).

The latest project from Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi (Turtles Can Fly) will have its European premiere in the strand.

The documentary, produced by Ghobadi, sees eight children from Syrian refugee camps handed cameras and given the encouragement to tell their personal stories.

The juries for the Generation programme’s two sections - Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus – have also been revealed.

The Generation 14plus International Jury - which presents
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