82 days in April receives funding from Dutch Film Fund

The feature film debut of director Bart Van den Bempt was selected for funding by the Dutch Film Fund as part of the cooperation with the Flemisch Film Fund. Serendipity Films from Belgium will produce the film and Circe Films will act as a co-producer. The films tells the story of two parents who arrive […]

Happiest Girl leading at home

Radu Jude’s The Happiest Girl In The World topped the nominations for Romania’s Gopo national film awards with 11 nominations: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Radu Jude and Augustina Stanciu) and Best Leading Actress (Andreea Bosneag), among other categories. The Gopo prizes ceremony (www.premiilegopo.ro) takes place on March 29.

Two Circe premieres at Rotterdam IFF

Jesse de Jongs Heavenly Life on Earth will premiere on February 2nd at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam in the Bright Future Section. In this egomentary Jesse de Jong portrays his moving to a commune in the countryside after an edifying trip to the Surinamese jungle. On January 28th the Dutch premiere of Face […]

Zomer (Summer, working title) by Sacha Polak funded

Feature debut director Sacha Polak was selected for funding by Dutch Filmfund, Media Fund and VPRO with her film Zomer, written by Helena van der Meulen. The film, about a sexually active young woman and her even more active father, will be shot in September this year in Rotterdam with a.o. Daniel Bouquet as DoP […]

Nanouk Leopold starts shooting Brownian Movement

With Sandra Hller (Silver Bear 2006 for Requiem) and Dutch-Serbian Dragan Bakema as a couple facing crisis, Nanouk Leopold will start shooting her first English language film mid September in Brussels, Dusseldorf and India. Swiss Sabine Timoteo will also have an important part in the film, just as the famous buildings of architect Le Corbusier […]

Dutch Support for Our Grand Grand Despair

By securing support from Hubert Bals Fund Plus, Circe has become coproduction partner of Our Grand Despair, the 2nd film of Seyfi Teoman (TUR) after Summer Book, produced by Bulut Film in Istanbul and coproduced by una film (GER). Our Grand Despair tells the story of two middle aged men, who have to take care […]

Happiest Girl programmed by Filmmuseum

From July 16th Circes coproduction The Happiest Girl in the World will be screened by Filmmuseum in Amsterdam in an English subtitled version. The debut of Rumanian director Radu Jude was selected for the Forum program of the Berlinale and won several awards. Jude currently is writing the script of his next film: Everybody in […]

Tsai Ming-Liang Face in Competition Cannes

Starring Laetitia Casta, Lee Kang-Sheng, Fanny Ardant and Jean-Pierre Laud, Tsai Ming-Liangs Face is among the competition line-up of the Cannes filmfestival. The film is produced by JBA Productions in France, and co-produced by Circe, Tarantula (BE) and Homegreen (TW). 1.670 feature films were proposed to the festival, of which 20 films are in competition. […]

Wouter Barendrecht

Circe Films is deeply saddened that Fortissimo company founder and co-chairman Wouter Barendrecht died in Bangkok on April 5 of heart failure. His premature death has shocked friends and colleagues world wide. On the goodbye ceremony on April 17 in Amsterdam, last respects were paid to this real International Man. People commemorated his multitude of […]