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CONTACT

 

ALEXANDER DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU

Producer - Associate

BADY MINCK

Producer - Associate

vienna@amourfoufilm.com

 

luxembourg@amourfoufilm.com

+352 81 16 81 0 (Luxembourg)

 

www.amourfoufilm.com

AMOUR FOU

Luxembourg

Company Profile

 

Founded in Luxembourg in 1995 and in Vienna in 2001, AMOUR FOU realises artistically exceptional feature, documentary and short films for the international market with international and, most frequently, European partners. Throughout the process AMOUR FOU stands for vision and pushing the envelope, whether in regard to aesthetics, production or distribution strategies. The focus is on European independent auteur cinema and the distinctive “handwriting” of the directors who work with AMOUR FOU.

 

The company produced and coproduced feature films like TAXIDERMIA by Györgi Pálfi, AMOUR FOU by Jessica Hausner, HANNAH ARENDT by Margarethe von Trotta, CASANOVA VARIATIONS by Michael Sturminger, EGON SCHIELE by Dieter Berner, MAPPAMUNDI by Bady Minck, NIGHT OF A 1000 HOURS by Virgil Widrich and FEVER by Elfi Mikesch, films that were invited to festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Busan, Sundance and San Sebastian. The drama STYX by Wolfgang Fischer was the opening film of the Panorama Special at the Berlinale 2018, has won over 15 international awards and received three Austrian Film Awards 2019 (Best Director, Best Script and Best Editing). ANGELO by Markus Schleinzer (together with Novotny Film), winner of three Austrian Film Awards 2019 (Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Make Up), premiered at Toronto 2018 and has been invited to festivals such as San Sebastian, Busan, London, and Marrakech. BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by Claravan Gol (in coproduction with EPC Member KeyFilm) premiered at IFF Rotterdam 2019, and the children’s superhero movie INVISIBLE SUE by Markus Dietrich premiered at CineKid Amsterdam 2018 and will be released in 2019.

 

Bady Minck and Alexander Dumreicher-Ivancean are both members of the EFA (European Film Academy), the Austrian Film Academy and the Luxembourg Film Academy. Alexander is the chairman of the Film Board of the Film & Music Department at the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. AMOUR FOU Luxembourg is member of the ULPA (Union Luxembourgeoise de la production Audiovisuelle), AMOUR FOU Vienna is member of the AAFP (Austrian Association of Film Producers).

Company Highlights

 

STYX 2018

Genre:                 Drama

Director:             Wolfgang Fischer

Screenplay:        Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel

Cast:                  Susanne Wolff, Gideon Uduor Wekesa

 

The transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.

Rike - 40, a doctor from Europe - embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike‘s everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfils a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat.

Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a fatal decision.

 

Berlinale 2018: Panorama Special - Opening Film

Valletta FF - Winner: Best Actress, Best Cinematographer
German Directors Award - Best Director Feature Film

Viennale 2018 - Winner: Best Feature Film

Reykjavik IF - Winner: Golden Puffin

Batumi Int. Arthouse FF - Winner Jury Prize

Schwerin Art of FF - Audience Award Winner: Best Film ; Flying Ox Winner: Best Feature, Best Sound Mixing

Berlin IFF - Winner: Heiner Carow Prize, Label Europa Cinemas, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Panorama Audience Award
 

 

 

 

ANGELO 2018

 

Genre:             Drama

Director:         Markus Schleinzer

Screenplay:    Markus Schleinzer, Alexander Bro

Cast:               Makita Samba, Alba Rohrwacher, Larisa Faber, Kenny Nzogang

 

In early 18th century an African slave boy is chosen by a European Comtesse to be baptized and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and soon becomes the Viennese court mascot until he decides to secretly marry a white woman.

 

Toronto IFF 2018 - Plateforme Competition

San Sebastian IFF 2018 - Competition

 

 

 

EGON SCHIELE - DEATH AND THE MAIDEN 2016

Genre:            Drama

Director:        Dieter Berner

Screenplay:    Dieter Berner, Hilde Berger

Cast:               Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Marie Jung

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably Schiele’s one true love, immortalised in his famous painting ‘Death and the Maiden’. Schiele’s radical paintings scandalise Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional.

But Egon Schiele is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice Love and Life for his Art.

 

Zürich IFF 2016

Busan IFF 2016

Mill Valley FF 2016

FilmFest Prag 2016

Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2016

Goa IFF 2016

Diagonale 2016

Austrian Film Festival Moscow 2017

Austrian Film Awards 2017: Best Actress in a main role for Valerie Pachner Romy Awards 2017: Best Screenplay for a Feature Film

Romy Film Awards 2017: Best Production of a Feature Film

Romy Film Awards 2017: Best Actress in a main role for Valerie Pachner Romy Film Awards 2017: Best upcoming Actor for Noah Saavedra

 

 

 

HANNAH ARENDT 2013

Genre:            Political Drama

Director:        Margarethe von Trotta

Screenplay:    Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta

Cast:               Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer, Axel Milberg, Julia Jentsch, Ulrich Noethen,

 

New York, 1961. World-famous philosopher Hannah Arendt is thrilled when the reputable magazine «The New Yorker’» accepts her proposal to cover the trial of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. With this piece of work she seeks for a last chance to confront herself with the past, having been interned in France and barely having escaped deportation to a concentration camp herself. When she publishes her articles and coins the term ‘banality of evil’, the result is a global outcry of indignation. Public opinion worldwide consider Eichmann a monster and is appalled by Arendt’s unemotional approach and interpretation of history. Her life, name and reputation are threatenend. Defending her opinions with admirable courage, she refuses to be shaken by this bitter dispute even at the expense of personal friendships. Margarethe von Trotta’s feature film is a stirring glimpse on the controversy caused by Arendt’s uncompromising political thoughts and a portrait of an exceptional woman.

 

Leo Baeck Institute New York 2012: Leo Baeck Medaille

Bavarian Film Award 2012: Best Actress for Barbara Sukowa

Bavarian Minister President 2012: Honorary Award for Margarethe von Trotta

German Academy Award 2013: Silver Lola Best Film for Hannah Arendt

German Academy Award 2013: Golden Lola Best Actress for Barbara Sukowa @

Prix Eurimages 2013

Strasbourg 2013: Amnesty International Award

Guild of German Art House Cinemas 2013: Guild Film Award in Gold

Women Film Critics Circle Award 2nd place for Barbara Sukowa 2013

Göteborg International Film Festival 2013: Honorary Dragen Award

Bari 2013: Federico Fellini Award for Cinematic Excellence to Barbara Sukowa, Directors Award, Berlin 2014

The New York Times: Top Ten Best Films 2013

Film Critics Guild Japan 2014: Best Film 2013 @

Luxembourg Academy Awards 2014: Best Fiction in Coproduktion with Luxembourg Voices Women and Film Festival Denver 2014: Audience Award for Best Narrative Film