PRAGUE: Julius Ševčík’s Czech/Slovak high budget period drama coproduction The Glass Room started shooting in the famous Tugendhat villa in Brno. This English-language film will be shot in several European countries with international stars such as Dutch Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) and Danish Claes Bang (The Square). The cast includes Czech actors Karel Roden and Karel Dobrý.
RIGA: Juris Kursietis is currently shooting his sophomore feature Oleg, a drama about a butcher who leaves for Brussels to work in a local meat factory, but gets under the control of a Polish criminal. The film is a Latvian/Lithuanian/Belgian coproduction with an international cast.
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.
PRAGUE: The World War I Danish/German/Czech drama In War and Love directed by Kaspar Torsting completed a week of shooting in the Czech Republic through Czech company Film United.
SKOPJE: Martin Ivanov and Ivica Dimitrijevic are in the final stages of postproduction with Digging / Kopanje, a low-budget independent feature film based on the text by German playwright Christian Winkler. The film produced by MI Film will have its Macedonian release in Cinema Frosina in Skopje on 28 February 2018.
WARSAW: Agnieszka Holland will direct a drama about journalist Gareth Jones based on a script written by Andrea Serdaru-Barbul. The shoot is planned to launch in March 2018.
WARSAW: Polish company Watchout Studio launched the production of The Coldest Game, a spy thriller shot in English, directed by Łukasz Kośmicki.
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.
ESTONIA: Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm, the last of the feature films that won the Estonia 100 film competition, is now in production. The second film by writer-director Anu Aun is set to screen during Christmas 2018.