BUCHAREST: Writer/director Daniel Sandu is currently in preparation/development/application process with his sophomore feature Tata mută munții (no English title available yet). Cristian Mungiu is producing through Mobra Films.
This month we speak with Jure Matičič, the programmer of the Slovenian Mestni kino Domžale, a small municipal one screen art house cinema, established in 2009. It operates as part of the cultural centre Kulturni dom Franca Bernika Domžale.
BUCHAREST: Mona Nicoară and Dana Bunescu are in the final stages of postproduction with The Distance Between Me and Me, a documentary about the Romanian poet Nina Cassian (1924-2014). The film, produced by Ada Solomon among others, is a Romanian/U.S. coproduction set for release in 2018.
BUCHAREST: Anthony C. Ferrante starts shooting his new horror Fells Point in Romania on 19 February 2018. The sequel to Ferrante’s TV movie hit Sharknado stars the same actors as the 2013 film: Ian Zering, Tara Reid, Casandra Scerbo and Vivica Fox. It is serviced by Castel Film Studios.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 272,300 EUR / 2,025,000 HRK to three minority coproductions directed by Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth, Metod Pevec and Ines Tanović.
BUCHAREST: Creative agency ROLLERCOASTER PR will launch as a distributor on the Romanian market on 24 August 2018 with the theatrical release of the domestic documentary Licu, a Romanian Story directed by Ana Dumitrescu.
ZAGREB: The Board of HAVC reappointed Hrvoje Hribar as Chief Executive for a second four-year term beginning in December 2014, but on 6 February 2017 Hribar handed in his resignation due to the negative audit conducted by the Croatian State Audit. In February 2017 Daniel Rafaelić was named acting director and in May 2017 the director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre for a four year term.
TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze is in postproduction with Inhale–Exhale aka 43, a Georgian/Russian coproduction shot in Georgia after a long pause. Rusudan Glurjidze is producing.
BUCHAREST: The most important accolades for the Romanian cinema in 2017 were the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for editing received by Călin Peter Netzer’s Ana, mon amour, and Best Actor award given to Bogdan Dumitrache for Pororoca by Constantin Popescu at the 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival.
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