More Than Ever” (formerly known as “Mister“), which premiered at MIA | Film Co-production Market & Pitching Forum 2018 , will be directed by Emily Atef.

“More Than Ever” was written by Atef and Lars Hubrich (“Fatih Akin” and “Goodbye Berlin”), produced by Xénia Maingot at Eaux Vives Productions, and co-produced by Nicole Gerhards at Niko Film, Jani Thiltges at Samsa Film and Maria Ekerhovd at Mer Film.

Filming will start in April for two months in Bordeaux, Luxembourg and Norway and distributed by Jour2fête in France, Pandora in Germany and Mer Film in Norway.

The film was financed by Arte Grand Accord, Arte, the French National Film Authority (CNC), the Franco-German co-production treaty, Filmförderung Hamburg, the Regional Fund Medienboard, DFFF, Pandora, Luxembourg Film Fund, Norwegian Film Fund and Zefyr Regional Fund Norway.

Established as a reference point for European and international players, in recent editions the MIA Co-Production Market has successfully brought more than 50% of the selected films to completion.