Francofonia

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective

England

2016

Total project grant (euros)

35,700

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Distribution: Selective

Call number

13/2015

Call publication date

1 Oct 2015

Application deadline

1 Dec 2015

Result publication date

25 Apr 2016

UK release date

11 Nov 2016

Francofonia is a co-produced drama directed by Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark). The film tells the story of museum director Jacques Jaujard (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) and German officer Count Franz Wolff-Metternich (Benjamin Utzerath) who work together to protect Louvre artworks from the Nazis.

It was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and in the Masters section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:

"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."

Curzon has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.

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