Matka Joanna Od Kotów (Mother Joanne of the Cats) the debut feature from Paweł Sala, noted playwright and two-time Hartley-Merril Polish competition finalist, began filming June 18 in Poland.
Director Radu Mihaileanu (Train de vie, Live and Become) is completing post-production on his dramatic comedy The Concert.
Moldavian filmmaker Igor Cobileanski is in early development with his first feature based on a script written by Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) and himself.
Czechoslovak director Juraj Herz is in production with a big-budget historical drama, Habermann´s Mill (www.habermannuvmlyn.cz), based on a true story from the Sudetenland during the era of Nazi occupation.
Director Tamas Sas tells FNE that he has just wrapped a 15 day shoot on his latest film, Doldrums.
French directorJacques Malaterre is in Sofia rehearsing the UGC YMhigh budget epic fictionAo: The Last Neanderthal based on Marc Klapczynski's book Aô, Ancient Man.
French maestro Claude Lelouch began filming his 45th film, Ces amours-là on June 8 at MediaPro Studios in Romania, with shooting scheduled to last for two months in Bucharest and Beaune, France.
Romanian company MediaPro Pictures is in production with Ho-ho-ho, a feel good movie from Spanish director Jesus del Cerro.
Romanian filmmaker Alexandru Solomon (www.alexandrusolomon.ro) is working on a new long documentary, Kapitalism - Our Secret Recipe, a humorous approach on Romanian capitalism, 20 years after the fall of communism.
The Polish-Slovak-Czech-Hungarian co-production about the Slovak folk hero Janosik, Janosik. The True Story is in postproduction, with sound work taking place in Bratislava, Warsaw and Prague.