Managing director of Production, Acquisitions & Sales
Prokino is one of the leading independent distribution companies in Germany. We are looking for promising projects by new talents as well as auteur films that cross over to wider audiences.
Titles like AMÉLIE (Jean-Pierre Jeunet), GOMORRA (Matteo Garrone), WELCOME TO THE STICKS (Dany Boon), SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Danny Boyle), SHAME (Steve McQueen), and, most recently, I, DANIEL BLAKE (Ken Loach), TODOS LO SABEN / EVERYBODY KNOWS (Asghar Farhadi) 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON (Emily Atef) and Mc QUEEN (Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui) speak about our choice of directors and the diversity of our distribution line-up. Our production department has a long tradition in German as well as European feature films.
Ira von Gienanth
GLI ANNI PIU BELLI / THE BEST YEARS 2020
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Screenplay: Gabriele Muccino, Paolo Costella
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazotti
The Best Years is like a trip to Italy with the possibility to revisit the last 40 years of change. For the three best friends, Paolo, Giulio and Riccardo the world is still theirs to conquer when they meet in 1982 at 16. But over the years while their lives intermingle and are driven by their love for Gemma, they experience the many tides of recent Italian society: Mani Puliti, the Berlusconi years, the economic downturn, the birth of Cinque Stelle.
Director: Viggo Mortensen
Screenplay: Viggo Mortensen
Cast: Lance Henriksen, Viggo Mortensen, Laura LinneyLance Henriksen, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Linney
Falling is the first directorial work by the much beloved Viggo Mortensen. In this very personal work we not only follow the strained relationship between a rural father and his modern son, who has married his boyfriend and the couple has adopted a daughter from South America. But the meeting of the two in Los Angeles because of a medical condition unleashes not only two different sets of male values: the strong, silent macho type and the wake, modern man. It also triggers the memories of both characters of living on a farm in the 60ties, watching a marriage fall apart, the wish to leave and still being connected to the earth, the animals and the seasons.
Sundance 2020; Festival de Cannes Official Selection 2020; Toronto 2020; San Sebastian 2020
Director: James Erskine
Screenplay: Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday, the world’s greatest and most controversial jazz singer, revealed through a wealth of never-before-heard recorded interviews and research undertaken by journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who was unable to complete her work as her life was cut short under mysterious circumstances.
Telluride 2019, Hamburg 2020