BUCHAREST: More than 12,200 independent cultural workers, including film workers (directors, actors, DoPs, editors, etc.) have signed an appeal to the Government and several ministries, asking for measures of support in the difficult situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month we speak with Piotr Gładkowski, the owner of Kino Kameralne Café (Café Chamber Cinema) in Gdańsk, Poland, a small art house cinema opened at the beginning of 2019. It is located in the Old Town of Gdańsk on the oldest street called Długa.
BUCHAREST: The Romanian box office fell from 1.25 m EUR in the week of 2-8 March 2020 to 276,375 EUR in 9-15 March 2020. The domestic hit Miami Bici directed by Jesús del Cerro had 32,941 admissions from 9 to 15 March 2020, compared to 150,994 admissions from 2 to 8 March and 213,883 admissions from 24 February to 1 March 2020.
BUCHAREST: Romanian authorities have decided to shut down all events (public or private) with over 100 persons in closed premises and to shut down cinemas from 12 till 31 March 2020. The 14th Gopo Awards will be postponed.
BUCHAREST: Romanian film market is diversifying and getting stronger with one domestic comedy shot in the USA ranking 2nd in the overall box office and a documentary on the importance of investigative journalism with more than 15,000 admissions in its first weekend, a very impressive result for a domestic documentary.
BUCHAREST: The Whistlers by Corneliu Porumboiu has got 13 nominations for the 14th Gopo Awards, followed by Heidi by Cătălin Mitulescu with 10 nominations, and Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not and Monsters. by Marius Olteanu with nine nominations each. The Gopo Awards will be announced on 24 March 2020.
BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films increased dramatically from 389,172 in 2018 to 806,472 in 2019, while domestic films' gross increased from 1.42 m EUR / 6,712,375 RON in 2018 to 3.13 m EUR / 14,733,843 in 2019, according to official statistics issued by the Romanian Film Centre.
This month we speak with Ivan Hronec, founder and CEO of Film Europe Media Company, about the Edison Filmhub, opened in the centre of Prague on 1 June 2019 as the first boutique cinema in the city.
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