Category: CINEMA

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Spain / FlixOlé produces a documentary about the history of Spanish cinema

Antonio Resines and Ana Pérez-Lorente are making Historias de nuestro cine, a documentary on the history of Spanish cinema, produced by FlixOlé, the largest cinema platform on the Iberian Peninsula. The documentary, the platform’s first production, is structured chronologically, combining excerpts from films with interviews featuring Spanish cinema’s most important actors, directors and critics. Carmen …

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Italy / Shooting the series Romulus has begun

Sky Italia has announced the filming of its new original creation, Romulus, in Rome and the surrounding area. The filming schedule will span 28 weeks. The project has been assigned to the Italian director Matteo Rovere, who is once again looking at the legendary founding of Rome — he directed Il Primo Re, a feature …

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Turkey / Filming of “When I’m Done Dying” completed

The filming of When I’m Done Dying lasted 4 weeks and has just ended in Istanbul. Written and directed by the young Turkish filmmaker Nisan Dağ, the film is now being edited. The film is about a 19-year-old rapper — Fehmi — from a difficult suburb of Istanbul. Despite his talent, Fehmi’s addiction to drugs …

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Palestine / “Their Algeria” wins first prize at Docs-in-Progress

The Cannes Film Market’s Doc Corner gave its first award, called Docs-in-Progress and worth €10,000, to Their Algeria, a documentary by Lina Soualem, a Franco-Palestinian-Algerian actor/director. The award was announced on May 21st, DocDay. Their Algeria was chosen from 24 works-in-progress, presented by six countries: Palestine, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Norway and Chile. On the …

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Lebanon / The documentary Tadmor coming to French cinemas

Monika Borgmann and Lokman Slim’s documentary Tadmor will be released in French cinemas on June 5th. The film gives voice to a group of 22 Lebanese ex-prisoners, determined to speak out about their long years in prison in Palmyra (Syria), after the popular uprising against the Syrian regime in 2011. In a series of individual …

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Arab World / The Arab Cinema Centre announces the winners of its Critics Awards

The results of the Critics Awards, organized by the Arab Cinema Centre, were announced on May 20th on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. The winners of this 3rd edition of the awards were selected by 75 film critics from 34 countries around the world. They watched the films in competition – Arab feature …

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Spain / Filming of the series “Por H o por B” has just begun in Madrid

HBO Europe continues to develop its original Spanish content. The European subsidiary of the private American channel has commissioned a comedy series called Por H o ​​por B from Spanish director Manuela Burló Moreno. The series uses the same story and characters as Moreno’s short film Pipas, nominated for the Goyas in 2014. Actresses Marta …

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