Category: CINEMA

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Croatia / A move to build a Croatian film studio

At the end of October, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre presented two online business studies. The first, carried out by the Institute of Public Finance, analyses the economic and fiscal effects of the Croatian audiovisual industry and the subsidies it receives. The second looks at the potential for a complex of film studios. Chris Marcich, CEO …

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Egypt / I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face wins award at Cannes

Postponed in May because of the pandemic, the 2020 Cannes Film Festival managed to make up for lost time between October 27th and 29th. The jury was composed of Damien Bonnard, Rachid Bouchareb, Claire Burger, Charles Gillibert, Dea Kulumbegashvili and Céline Sallette. Only one award was given during the ceremony, the Palme d’Or for Short …

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Greece / Christos Massalas filming Broadway

Greek writer and director Christos Massalas is currently filming Broadway. His previous short films have been shown in several festivals, but this is his first feature. It’s about four young thieves in modern-day Athens. Nelly, Barbara, Rudolph and Mohammad are a team specialising in two arts: dance and pick-pocketing. While Nelly and Barbara dance to …

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Israel / Palestinian children at the heart of Ada Ushpiz’ Children

Israeli film-maker Ada Ushpiz has completed her latest documentary, Children, focussing on children living in the Palestinian territories. This feature-length film had its world premiere at the DOK Leipzig festival end of October. In 2015, Ada Ushpiz was working as a reporter for the Israeli daily Haaretz when the Knife Intifada broke out. Children follows …

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Palestinian territories / Gaza mon amour nominated for the Oscars

The latest film from Palestinian directors Arab and Tarzan Nasser will represent their country at the upcoming Academy Awards. Gaza Mon Amour will be the thirteenth film put forward for an Oscar by the Palestinian territories. “It’s an honour for us to represent Palestine at the Oscars” the Nasser brothers have said. “We’re proud to …

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Croatia / Extracurricular candidate for the Oscars

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has chosen Ivan Goran-Vitez’ Extracurricular to be the country’s Oscar nominee in the category of Best International Feature Film. It was chosen from 6 films. Goran-Vitez’ film is about a recently divorced father who, incensed at not being able to be with his daughter on her ninth birthday, bursts into her …

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Italy / New restrictions with the closure of cinemas

Since October 26th all cinemas, theatres, sports halls and swimming pools have been closed in Italy, and will have to remain closed until November 24th, following new restrictions to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte explained that these measures were necessary to avoid a 2nd lockdown. Their aim: “to keep the contagion …

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