Spain / RTVE closes its 2018 accounts with a positive result

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Spain’s public service television and radio has announced in a press release that its financial situation has improved. The group ended the year with a positive result of €2 million. Its revenues totalled €976 million, while its expenditures were at €974 million, 2.7% less than the budget. “By making the company’s various activities more efficient, …

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Tunisia / The film “Dachra” creates an event with Tunisian audiences

Since its release in cinemas at the end of January, Tunisia’s first horror film has been a huge success, attracting more than 100,000 spectators in the first two weeks — making it a real cinematographic event. Two weeks later that figure had risen to 200,000, a record for a Tunisian film over the last 20 …

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Italy / Netflix plans three new Italian series

After the success of two original series, Suburra and Baby, Netflix continues to invest in the Italian market. On March 29th the American giant announced three new Italian series, including two adaptations. Kelly Luegenbiehl, vice-president of original series for Europe and Africa, said: “These new projects are all very different and will all be shot …

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Greece / Costa Gavras on location in Greece for his next film

A new film by Franco-Greek director Costa Gavras, Adults in the Room, began shooting in March and will continue until the end of May. The main locations are in Athens, Brussels, Riga, Frankfurt and London. His 19th feature film is set in the economic crisis which shook Greece, his country of origin, between 2009 and …

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Lebanon – France / Nadine Labaki to chair the jury of Un certain regard at Cannes

Lebanese actress, screenwriter and director Nadine Labaki will chair the jury of Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Founded in 1978, Un Certain Regard runs parallel to the Official Competition and is known for its original and daring films, usually made by little-known directors. The jury look for new ways of story-telling …

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Israel / Celebration of Italian films at Cinema Italia 2019

The 6th Cinema Italia festival was held from April 4th to 11th in 6 Israeli towns. For a week, the cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Herzliva, Rosh Pina and Sderot welcomed the best of Italian cinema. The programme was in two sections: Contemporary Cinema and Heritage Cinema. The first category featured 10 films, including …

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France / Rendez-vous in Marseilles for the 4th Printemps du Film Engagé

Organised by a collective of committed volunteers, the festival of militant cinema will run from April 26th to May 4th in Marseilles. The films, around the theme of urban struggle, will be shown at the Gyptis and La Baleine cinemas, the Alcazar library, the Lycée St Exupéry and in outdoor spaces. Every night for over …

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