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Algeria – France / Zoom in on Abou Leila

Produced by Thala Films (Algeria) and In Vivo Films (France), Amin Sidi-Boumediene’s first feature will be premiered during the  Cannes Film Festival’s Critic’s Week. The Algerian director, scriptwriter, editor and musician has already been noticed for his short films, which include The Island (Al Djazira), winning awards at many festivals, and Tomorrow, Algiers. With Abu …

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France / Death of Philippe Carrese, Marseille writer director

The director, writer and jazz musician Philippe Carrese died on May 5th, at the age of 63. His family coming originally from Naples, Philippe Carrese was born in Marseille in 1956 and grew up in the Panier district. He moved to Paris to study at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques. After graduation, he began …

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Greece / A follow-up for the documentary “Golden Dawn: a Personal Affair”

The two journalists Thomas Iacobi and Angélique Kourounis continue their investigation into the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, shooting a new documentary on the subject — Golden Dawn: a Public Affair. Their first documentary, Golden Dawn, a Personal Affair, tried to get inside the workings of the party which is the third political force in …

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Croatia / Kino Europa receives important support

The city of Zagreb has announced that the Kino Europa cinema, which it owns and which is the only art cinema in the Croatian capital, will close on June 1st. The city’s contract with the Zagreb Film Festival (ZFF), which manages the cinema, will not be renewed so that renovation work can be carried out. …

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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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