This month we speak with Marijana Bosnjak, CEO and Head of Board of Kino Urania located in the town of Osijek, in the Eastern part of Croatia. As a part of Kinematografi Osijek (an organisation which started in 1901), Urania is not only a cinema, but it also has a special place in the history of its city. Urania was built in 1912 with the assistance of Viktor Axmann, a local architect and free-mason. The building was used as a meeting point for the secret organisation. Today Kinematografi Osijek is running two cinemas: Kino Urania and Kino Europa (built in 1939).
BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 is about to become the most successful film of the year, with 154,137 admissions and 429,013 EUR / 1,973,464 RON gross after the third weekend. It is ranked 39th in the general chart, way ahead other Romanian films.
BUCHAREST: Six projects have been approved for cash rebate in the scheme launched in Romania in October 2018. They include international and Romanian projects, including David Berman’s War by Philip Noyce and a Florence Nightingale biopic presumably starring Keira Knightley.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) allotted 370,883 EUR / 2,755,000 HRK for minority coproduction grants and for script and project development grants. New projects by Goran Paskaljević and Srđan Vuletić are among the five Croatian minority coproductions receiving production funding.
BUCHAREST: Mathematician Valer-Daniel Breaz has been named as the new Minister of Culture in Romania, as the Social Democratic Party (PSD) changed several ministers from the Government.
ZAGREB: Stanislav Tomic is in development/early preproduction with action comedy Tune-up / Po tamburi. The film is set to be a coproduction between Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia, and it has already received support from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.
This month we speak with Branislav Holly and Hana Kutlikova from ArtKino Metro in Trenčin, Slovakia. Branislav Holly is the manager and the main programmer of the cinema, while Hana Kutlikova is in charge of the youth audience activities and international events.
BUCHAREST: Marius Olteanu’s debut feature Monsters was awarded best project in the work-in-progress section of the Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, and 3 Faces by Jafar Panahi received the Aide à la distribution award.
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