Michael Winterbottom among five directors now shooting 'Europe C-19'

The documentary portrays local dramas and responses to the Covid pandemic

By Ben Dalton 29 Sep 2020

Michael Winterbottom among five directors now shooting 'Europe C-19'

Production is underway on Europe C-19 (working title), a documentary feature from five top European directors portraying local dramas and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The co-production will consist of five short films of approximately 15 minutes each to be shot by the UK’s Michael Winterbottom, Germany’s director Julia von Heinz; Spain’s Fernando León de Aranoa; Belgium’s Jaco Von Dormael; and Italy’s Michele Placido.

Guglielomo Marchetti’s Rome-based Notorious Pictures is producing the feature with backing from Germany’s FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Belgium’s Casa Kafka Pictures and VooBeTV, and Italian fiscal incentive MiBACT.

A portion of the revenues from the project will be donated to a European medical research institution.

Winterbottom began filming for the documentary on September 5 in London. 

The European producing partners are Joseph Rouschop’s Tarantula in Belgium; Philipp Kreuzer for Maze Pictures in Germany; Miguel Menendez De Zubillaga’s Mono Films and León de Aranoa’s Reposado in Spain; and Winterbottom and Melissa Parmenter’s Revolution Films in the UK.

Notorious describes the project as “European directors unified as a symbol of a United Europe in this very particular and challenging year.”

This article originally appeared on our sister site, ScreenDaily.

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