PRODUCTION: Helen Mirren to star in István Szabó film

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will play the main role in the film in The Door for Hungarian director István Szabó.

08-11-2009

PRODUCTION: Poland's Pawlikowski comes home to shoot

UK based Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski is returning to Poland to shoot Sister of Mercy in his native language.

05-11-2009

PRODUCTION: Lidice sets filming dates

Lidice, a Czech-Polish war drama from director Alice Nellis, will begin shooting at the end of November, producer Adam Dvořák, head of production/distribution company Bioscop (www.bioscop.cz), announced.

03-11-2009

Whistleblower begins filming at MediaPro Studios

The Whistelblower, Larysa Kondracki's feature debut starring Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Straitharn and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, started filming at MediaPro Studios (www.mediaprostudios.com) in Bucharest on October 26.

28-10-2009

Production: Animated Project Chopin in production

A Polish/British Oscar-winning animation team have started work on Project Chopin, the biggest European animation film of the year.

28-10-2009

Production: Silviu Purcărete shooting debut film Somewhere in Palilula

Internationally acclaimed stage director Silviu Purcărete makes his directorial film debut with Somewhere in Palilula, an ambitious dark comedy about life under communism. Shooting started in Bucharest on October 14.

27-10-2009

FNE FEATURE SPOTLIGHT: Janosik

The opening of Janosik. A True Story in Central Europe came after more than six years in production limbo before being resuscitated by Polish funding.

25-10-2009

Production: Women´s Temptation goes into post-production

Women´s Temptation, a comedy by director Jiří Vejdělek, moved into post-production following completion of filming on October 19.

21-10-2009

Production: Adrian Sitaru preps For Love With Best Intentions

After Angling/Pescuit sportiv, Adrian Sitaru is preparing his second feature, From Love With Best Intentions/ Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intenţii, a story about growing up in contemporary Romania.

20-10-2009

Production: Marian Crişan shoots Morgen

Short film Palme d'Or winner Marian Crişan (Megatron, 2008) is in production with his feature debut, Morgen, the story of a Romanian who goes fishing and comes home with a Kurd, at the Romanian-Hungarian border.

19-10-2009