BUCHAREST: The teen film Oh, Ramona! by Cristina Jacob had 111,881 admissions and 470,142 EUR / 2,209,669 RON gross in the first weekend, a record for a Romanian film. This is the first English language film by Cristina Jacob with plans for theatrical distribution abroad. This is the best opening for a Romanian film in the last 30 years.
ZAGREB: Daniel Rafaelić has asked to be relieved of his duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC). He will continue his duties until a new director is selected.
BUCHAREST: The French company Alpha Violet picked up Marius Olteanu’s debut feature Monsters. / Monștri., even before its selection for the Forum programme of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2019). The film is nominated for both GWFF Best First Feature Award and Teddy Award.
BUCHAREST: The new teen film by Romanian writer/director Cristina Jacob Oh, Ramona! will be released domestically on 91 screens on 15 February 2019. Cristina Jacob’s box office hits #selfie and #selfie 69 topped the domestic charts in 2014 and 2016. This is the first English language film by Cristina Jacob with plans for theatrical distribution abroad.
This month we speak with Andres Kauts, director/programmer of Tartu Elektriteater, a hip cinema in the medieval town of Tartu in Estonia, known for the variety of its films (European and Estonian titles) and also for not selling popcorn.
ZAGREB: Vinko Brešan’s Croatian/Serbian/Polish coproduction What a Country! / Koja je ovo država has racked up 56,076 admissions in Croatia in five weeks, much more than the Croatian hit of 2018, The Eighth Commissioner / Osmi Povjerenik by Ivan Salaj, which had 31,828 admissions.
The Law on Culture was approved in 2018 in Montenegro for the area of culture and the establishment of public institutions.
Croatian cash rebate was raised to 25% as of July 2018, with additional 5% for productions in regions of below average development.
ZAGREB: The number of foreign productions using the tax incentives scheme in Croatia increased from 11 in 2017 to 14 in 2018, but the local expenditure decreased from of 24.7 m EUR in 2017 to over 15.5 m EUR in 2018.
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