BUCHAREST: Ivana Mladenović’s sophomore feature Ivana the Terrible / Ivana cea Groaznică has been acquired by the Toronto-based outlet Syndicado Film Sales. This Romanian/Serbian coproduction produced by Ada Solomon will have its world premiere in the Cineasti del presente section of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival (7-17 August 2019).
We spoke with Andrei Giurgia, the manager of Cinema Ateneu, the first state cinema opened in Romania after the fall of the Communism, in October 2017. Located in the Ateneul Național in the the northeastern town of Iași, the cinema has 241 seats and is equipped with modern technology.
BUCHAREST: Hungarian director Cecília Felméri is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Spiral, a Hungarian / Romanian coproduction starring Golden Bear winner protagonists Alexandra Borbély and Bogdan Dumitrache alongside Diána Kiss Magdolna.
BUCHAREST: collective / colectiv by acclaimed German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau will screen in the Official Selection – Out of Competition at the Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia (28 August – 7 September 2019). The film is produced by Romania’s Alexander Nanau Production in coproduction with Luxembourg’s Samsa Film and HBO Europe.
BUCHAREST: Six-episode original HBO Europe series Tuff Money / Bani negri (pentru zile albe) written and directed by Daniel Sandu will start shooting in Romania in August 2019. Cristian Mungiu’s Mobra Films is producing.
BUCHAREST : The second season of the Italian miniseries La vita promessa by Ricky Tognazzi started shooting in Romania on 8 July 2019. The miniseries is produced by RAI Italy and it is serviced in Romania by Castel Film Studio. The project is benefitting from the 35% cash rebates launched in Romania in October 2018.
PODGORICA: The renowned writer/director Isa Qosja is currently in preproduction with The Stork, a coproduction between Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia set to start shooting on 26 August 2019. The film has recently received coproduction support from Eurimages.
BUDAPEST: Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy’s debut feature The Last Bus will start shooting on 18 July 2019. The film is a Hungarian/Romanian coproduction and it won the Postproduction Services Award offered by Romania’s Chainsaw Europe Studio at the 2018 edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop, the coproduction platform of the 17th Transilvania IFF held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
This month we speak with Nina Ukmar, the director of the Kosovel Cultural Centre / Kosovelov dom Sežana, from Sežana, Slovenia.
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