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BULGARIA / The Bulgarian film platform Gledam.bg available in France until mid-March

Gledam.bg

Thanks to a collaboration between Courrier International and Gledam.bg, major Bulgarian films will be available for free. Contemporary works, Bulgarian classics, documentaries and children’s films will all be subtitled in French. Cinephiles will have privileged access to films such as “Дами канят” (Women’s Choice), “С деца на море” (With the Children at Sea) and “Крадецът на праскови” (The …

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SERBIA / “Oaza”, a Serb feature film tackles mental handicap

Oaza

Released in 2020, “Oaza” (Oasis) is a co-production between France, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina and the Netherlands. Presented at the Venice Film Festival, this dramatised film takes us to the heart of an unusual love triangle: Marija, Dragana and Robert are three young people with learning disabilities, living in a specialized institution. The audience becomes immersed in …

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KOSOVO / “Hive” wins three awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Hive

Blerta Basholli’s first film received the Jury Award, the Best Director Award and the Audience Award in the World Cinema category at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (United States). Her feature film looks at the difficulties facing emancipated women in Kosovo, “pointing the finger at post-war patriarchal society.” Based on a …

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SPAIN MOROCCO / The 2021 Tarifa-Tangier Festival of African Film open to applications until March 12th

FCAT 2021

The Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT) is launching a call to participate in its 18th edition. The deadline is midnight on March 12th. This year’s two-continent event is scheduled from May 28th to June 6th. An independent film festival, FCAT has become a reference in the Spanish-speaking world. Created in 2003, it promotes “films from the African continent …

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ITALY FRANCE / The TorinoFilmLab and Annecy Italian Film Festival launch Alpi Film Lab

Alpi Film Lab

The TorinoFilmLab and the Annecy Festival of Italian Film launch Alpi Film Lab to strengthen film industry links between France and Italy. Two courses will be offered: to professionals and to French and Italian students. Timetable for professionals: AlpiFilmLab will help develop eight feature film projects with potential for cross-border co-production (dramas, documentaries and animated …

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SERBIA CROATIA / Tensions between Serbia and Croatia: a film about the extermination camp at Jasenovac causes controversy

Dara iz Jasenovac

Serbia’s first film participating in the Oscars, Dara iz Jasenovca (Dara from Jasenovac), has created tension in Serbo-Croat diplomatic relations. Croatia heavily criticises Predrag Antonijević’s film for its portrayal of the Holocaust in the country, accusing it of serving a political agenda. The feature film is set in the Croatian extermination camp of Jasenovac during World War …

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TUNISIA PALESTINE / Two Arab directors pre-selected for the 93rd Oscars

Oscars 2021

The Tunisian Kaouther Ben Hania and the British-born Palestinian Farah Nabulsi are the two Arab women directors in competition for the 93rd Academy Awards.  “The Man Who Sold His Skin” by Kaouther Ben Hania Kaouther Ben Hania’s “The Man Who Sold His Skin” is one of 15 films competing for the Oscar for Best International Feature. The …

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