FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2018: Patchwork


    COTTBUS: Cyprus makes a rare appearance at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8-9 November 2018, with producer Janine Teerling of AMP Filmworks and director Petros Charalambous pitching the project Patchwork.

    The film’s story, set in the patriarchal Balkan society, is the drama of a young mother troubled by her ambiguous feelings about motherhood and the broken relationship with her own mother.

    The 800,000 EUR production has 484,000 EUR in place, coming from the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture for production, and development funding from the SEE Cinema Network. The film has a Greek coproducer attached, Boo Productions, and is awaiting funding results from the Greek fund and TV. The producers are seeking a third coproducer, possibly from the Balkans.

    The film, which will be the director’s second feature, is scheduled to go into production in the second half of 2019.

    Production information:

    AMP Filmworks (Cyprus)

    Boo Productions (Greece)

    Director: Petros Charalambous
    Writer: Janine Teerling
    Producers: Janine Teerling, Marios Piperides