Valentin Hotea is developing his first feature, Roxanne, By the Police, the story of a man who finds out after reading his file from the communist secret services (the Securitate) that he might be the father of a high school collegue's child.
Director/producer Wiesław Saniewski had gathered an all-star cast to work on his new project, a Polish-American drama titled The Winner.
The 2008 Golden Bear winner for the short film A Good Day For A Swim/ O zi bună de plajă is in development with his first feature, Wolf/Lupu, a surrealist horror film about a boy whose absent father is literally reborn and joins his family again.
Director Dan Piţa (Luxury Hotel/Hotel de lux, Paso doble/Pas în doi) is in production with his latest film, Something Good From Life.
Janosik. A True Story, a Central European co-production from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, screens in the main competition of the Czech Finale Plzen festival.
Black Thursday, a historical drama about the tragic Polish workers riots of December 1970, directed by Antoni Krauze, completed filming in early April and is now in post-production.
A Finale Plzen main competition slot goes to the low-budget road movie Twosome directed by Jaroslav Fuit.
Unknown Hour, a Czech/Slovak co-production from director Dan Svátek screening in the Finale main competition, is based on a grisly story that captured news headlines in the Czech Republic.
Marek Najbrt spent more than three years preparing his award winning, 2.7 million Euro film Protector, screening in competition at Finale Plzen.
Irena Pavlásková directs bitter comedy An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes, from an autobiographical screenplay from Tereza Boučková, screening in the Finale Plzen main competition.