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Support for three international minority co-productions with the Netherlands

The Netherlands Film Fund supports original, artistic, minority co-productions with a good chance of international festival selection, with a wide international audience reach and with substantial creative and technical input from the Netherlands.

The following projects – all feature films – are selected for support:

Two Prosecutors (feature film)

Director & Script: Sergei Loznitsa
Producer: SBS Productions (FR)
Co-producer: Atoms and Void (NL)
Logline: The action of the film takes place in 1937. A young law school graduate, Mikhail Kornev, is eager to start his career at the local Prosecutor’s office. The very first assignment he is given – to investigate a complaint which unexpectedly arrives from the town’s prison, brings Kornev face to face with the diabolical reality of the Soviet system.
Granted support: € 200.000,-

Armand, (feature film)

Director & Script: Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel
Producer: Eye Eye Pictures (NO)
Co-producer: Keplerfilm (NL)
Logline: One fateful afternoon in an empty school building, a single mother and well-known actress is facing the news that her six-year-old son has allegedly harassed his best friend. Was it innocent child’s play, or more serious? The parents find themselves in a growing struggle to be believed, the past is brought in, and it appears impossible to quite know who is telling the truth.
Granted support: € 130.000,-

The Squirrel
The Squirrel

The Squirrel, (feature film)

Director & Script: Markus Lehmusruusu
Producer: Bufo (FI)
Co-producer: Volya Films (NL)
Logline: In a future without nature or animals Pasi, a lonely, kind-hearted synthetic animal designer accidentally discovers the last living squirrel in the world. Pasi decides to defy the rules and help the squirrel, but things don’t go quite as Pasi had planned – the squirrel becomes depressed, and Pasi falls in love.
Granted support: € 225.000,-

The next deadline for Minority co-production feature film and documentary and Minority co-production short animation and research & experiment is Monday the 8th of May 2023.

Image: Two Prosecuters