Nana Neul shooting Töchter
- The dramatic road movie will star Birgit Minichmayr and Alexandra Maria Lara
German filmmaker Nana Neul, known for To Faro (My Friend from Faro) [+see also:
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Töchter will star Birgit Minichmayr (Everyone Else [+see also:
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Filming took place in Germany earlier this year and continued in Greece after the lockdown imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The last tranche of the shoot is set to take place in September and October in Italy.
German production outfit Heimatfilm (Bettina Brokemper) is staging the feature in co-production with Greek company Heretic (Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis), Italy’s Simila(r) (Simone Gattoni, Laura Buffoni and Michael Weber), Warner Bros Film Productions Germany and Little Shark Entertainment (Germany).
The film was backed by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the German Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), the National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication in Greece (EKOME), and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities in Italy (MIBAC). Cologne-based company The Match Factory is handling the world sales.
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