Gabriel Achim's first feature, Aldabert's Dream, is a black comedy set on May 8, 1986, the anniversary of the Communist Party, and the day following a historic Champion's League football win for Romania.
Mira Fornay's debut film Foxes screens in competition at Finale Plzen, following a successful premiere at the Venice festival last fall.
Radim Špaček returns to the absurdism of Communist life in the 1980's in his Finale Plzen competition film Walking Too Fast (Pouta), a Czech/Slovak/Polish coproduction.
Robert Sedláček's satirical comedy Men in Rut, screening in the main Finale Plzen main competition, takes place during the "Deer-Luring" competition in a south Moravian village.
Director Jan Hrebejk's film Kawasaki´s Rose screens in competition at Finale Plzen after its Berlinale success where it picked up awards from the Ecumenical Jury and the Jury of the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas (C.I.C.A.E.).
Popular Polish actor/singer/comic Cezary Pazura debuts as a director and producer in his comedy titled Weekend.
Former Czech president and renowned playwright Vaclav Havel announced he will begin shooting his film directing debut, Leaving (based on his stage play) in June.
The Nu Image/Millennium/Lionsgate Conanremake starring Jason Momoa has begun a 12-week shoot in Sofia.
ISTANBUL: Celebrated Turkish photo artist Selim Gunes is in production on his first feature film Snow White produced by Istanbul based Augostos Film (www.agustos.com). The film was one of nine feature film projects selected to be funded by the Turkish Ministry of Culture this year.
A Novel for Men, a bittersweet comedy based on the novel from Czech bestselling author Michal Viewegh, has finished shooting in Slovakia and moved to Czech exteriors, producer Rudolf Biermann from Infilm (www.infilm.cz ) announced.