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Belga Films Fund raises over 5m Euros for Thomas Vinterberg’s KURSK

Thomas Vinterberg‘s new film, Kursk, has received a huge boost in funding thanks to the Belga Films Fund.

The fund, which is the tax shelter arm of the Belga Films Group, is also funding upcoming films The Queen’s Corgi and the Norman Bates’ upcoming series Over Water. Details of Belga’s involvement were revealed by Fabrice Delville, Founder & General Manager Belga Film Fund and Belga Productions.

Vinterberg’s Kursk stars Lea Seydoux, Matthias Schoenaerts and Colin Firth and tells the true story of the K-141 Kursk, the Russian flagship nuclear-powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. The 35m Euro project is also looking for extra funding from Belgian funds Screen Brussels, Wallimage and Screen Flanders.

Kursk started production on the 10th of May and is shooting partly near Antwerp at a facility that has one of the largest indoor water tanks in Europe. It will be released in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) by Belga Films under the terms of the output deal Belga has with EuropaCorp.

Vinterberg’s last film, The Commune, has just had its theatrical release in the US.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.