Category: CINEMA

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Israel / The Jerusalem Film Festival has opened it doors

JFF

The 39th Jerusalem Film Festival kicked off on July 21st and will end on July 31st. Triangle of Sadness, this year’s Palme d’or winner at Cannes, opened the festival. Created in 1984, the JFF offers more than 200 films each year. In the words of the festival organisers, “The programme emphasizes bold cinematic achievements, exciting …

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Italy / Marco Bellocchio shooting his new film, “La Conversione”

Marco Bellocchio

A few weeks after presenting his series Esterno Notte at the Cannes Film Festival, Marco Bellocchio has begun shooting a new film, La Conversione. At 82 the Italian film-maker is working on his 25th feature. For this project, he was inspired by the true story of Edgardo Morara a young Jewish boy who, in 1858, …

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Tunisia / Death of the actor Hichem Rostom

The theatre and film actor Hichem Rostom has died at the age of 75 on June 28th in Tunisia. When announcing his death, the Tunisian Ministry of Cultural Affairs paid tribute to him and described him as “one of Tunisia’s most eminent actors.” In the spotlight for nearly 50 years, Rostom was well-known internationally. Born …

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Algeria / Aïn Témouchent: Restoration of the Soummam cinema

Jeux méditerranéens Oran 2022

During the 19th Mediterranean Games in Oran, the former Capitole cinema (renamed Soumman) reopened its doors after more than 30 years. Like the Olympic Games, the Mediterranean Games is a sporting event held once every four years, but only for countries around the Mediterranean basin. This year the games were held in and around Oran …

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France – the Arab World / Registration for the Cinemed and Aflamuna professional meetings now open

Cinemed

In a new initiative, Cinemed and Aflamuna / Beirut DC are launching an industry gathering based around independent Arab cinema. The event will take place in Montpellier on October 25th and 26th during Cinemed. Selected film-makers will be able to present their projects to French and international backers and producers, with registration open here until …

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Slovenia – Croatia / Igor Šterk’s “Lunatic” completes filming

Logo Slovenian Film Center

Filming for the feature film Lunatic recently wrapped in the coastal town of Piran in Slovenia. The film should be finished by December 2022. Written and directed by Igor Šterk, Lunatic is an autobiographical story about the director’s family – more specifically about his father, Jure Šterk – famous for having crossed the Atlantic alone …

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Spain / The Panoramica catalogue champions independent Spanish cinema

Logo PLAY Acció Cultural

Presented at the last Cannes Film Festival’s Market-Place, the Panoramica online hub is aimed at international cinema programmers. It presents a catalogue of carefully selected emerging Spanish films. There are more than twenty such films on their website. The initiative is led by PLAY Acció Cultural, “a not-for-profit cultural entity, whose main activity is to …

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