SOFIA: Armenia’s Parallels Film Production, Bulgaria’s Jelfilm and Germany’s Clever Production are in preproduction with the first coproduction between Armenia and Bulgaria. My Grandma’s Locks is the sophomore feature by husband and wife writers/directors Hovhaness Galstyan and Marine Zakaryan, and it is based on true events.
BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s Golden Bear and the GWFF Best First Feature Award winner at the 2018 Berlinale, Touch Me Not was sold by Doc & Film in 12 territories. Representatives of Doc &Film told FNE that the film is expected to be sold in 30-40 territories.
This month we speak with Milena Modeva, the General Manager of CINÉ GRAND from Sofia, Bulgaria. CINÉ GRAND operates two multiplexes located in two shopping malls in different areas of the city. CINÉ GRAND Park Centre (with six screens) is in the very heart of the city, while CINÉ GRAND Ring Mall (with ten screens) is in outskirts right on the Ring road.
BUCHAREST: Acclaimed Romanian writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu is currently shooting Gomera in Romania and Spain. This Romanian/French/German coproduction stars Vlad Ivanov and has already been acquired by MK2 Films.
BUCHAREST: Daniel Sandu’s debut feature One Step Behind the Seraphim leads the 12th Gopo awards nominations with 15 nods including for best film and best director. The awards will be announced on 27 March 2018.
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.
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