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Turkey / Damla Sönmez shines in “Sibel”, the latest feature film by Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti

Sibel

Sibel, the new film by the Franco-Turkish duo, was released in French cinemas on March 6th. Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti’s third feature is about a young farmer, Sibel, beautifully portrayed by Turkish actress Damla Sönmez, and once again they explore themes dear to them, such as difference and emancipation within a patriarchal society. Sibel …

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Italy / Filming “Rosa, Pietra e Stella” in Naples and Portici

Rosa, Pietra e Stella

The filming of Rosa, Pietra e Stella began on February 25th and will continue over 5 weeks between Naples and Portici. The film is the first feature by Italian film-maker Marcello Sannino, until now well-known for documentaries, especially Napoli 24, released in 2010 and Corde, produced in 2009. In Rosa, Pietra e Stella, he shows …

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Croatia / Two minority Croatian co-productions win awards at the Berlin Film Festival

God exists, her name is Petrunya

Two Croatian minority co-productions: God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya, and Stitches, won awards at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, which took place from February 7th to 17th. Both were co-produced by the Croatian production company Spiritus Movens. Directed by Macedonian film-maker Teona Strugar Mitevska, God Exists, Her Name is Petronya won the Ecumenical …

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Tunisia / Filming a Netflix period series

Filming in Tunisia

A series produced by the American SVoD giant Netflix, Mamlek el-Nar, will be shot exclusively in Tunisia. The planned shooting schedule is 20 weeks. Tunisian actor Moez Ghdiri announced it during a radio interview on Mosaïque FM. The series director is the British film-maker Peter Webber, best known for The Girl with the Pearl and …

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Spain / The documentary “The Silence of Others” gives the victims of Franco’s regime the chance to tell their story

Le silence des autres

The Spanish documentary El Silencio de otros (The Silence of Others) was released in French cinemas on February 13th. Produced by Pedro Almodovar’s production company, El Deseo, it was directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar. The film gives voice to the victims of the crimes of the dictator Franco, committed during his regime from …

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Greece / Journalist Thomas Iacobi assaulted during a demonstration

Golden Dawn: A Personal Case

On January 20th Greek journalist Thomas Iacobi was attacked as he was covering a demonstration of between 60,000 and 100,000 people protesting against the renaming of the Republic of Macedonia. On January 25th Greek parliamentarians confirmed a new name: North Macedonia. Thomas Iacobi was hit in the face by supporters of the far-right Golden Dawn, …

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Lebanon / Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaüm” nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film

On January 22nd the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the films nominated for this year’s Oscar ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on February 24th. Capharnaüm, directed by Lebanese film-maker Nadine Labaki, is one of five films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. It will be in competition against Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s …

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