This month we speak with Iwona Bartnicka, Film Culture Department Manager within the Art Centre (MOS) Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland, who is in charge of the cinema 60 krzeseł. The cinema was established in 2002 as a part of the Art Centre in Gorzów Wielkopolski. It screens art house films and also organises events and educational programmes on film and media. Among others it hosts the film club DKF Megaron, which received the Polish Films Institute Award in 2016.
BUCHAREST: Teen comedy 5GANG: Another Christmas, the debut feature by vlogger Matei Dima, tops the weekly Romanian box office with 146,784 admissions and 592,738 EUR / 2,831,396 RON gross. The film, released on 27 December 2019, set the opening record in Romania since 1989 and holds the 24th position in the general box office.
SIBIU: New Bucharest-based cinema operator CineGold SRL opened its first multiplex in Sibiu in November 2019. This is the first multiplex opened in this Transylvanian city, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2007.
BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Archive has finalised the 4K restoration of Stere Gulea’s black and white drama Moromeții (1987), which is considered one of the best Romanian films of all times. The restoration was entirely made at Cinelabs Romania.
BUCHAREST: Writer/director Andrei Gruzsniczki is currently in postproduction with his fourth feature film, Emil (working title), a 100% Romanian coproduction supported by the Romanian Film Centre.
This month we speak with prof. Lana Velimirović Vukalović, the director of the Gaj Cinema / Kino Gaj in Varaždin, Croatia. Kino Gaj is an independent, city-owned cinema, situated in the very centre of the city of Varaždin. Its programme consists mostly of European, independent and Croatian films, festival films and documentaries.
BUCHAREST: Romanian company Seven Film has recently serviced Sweden’s Miso Film in the production of the crime series Box 21, based on the first bestseller from the series written by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström. The project has been already approved for 35% cash rebate in Romania and is currently in postproduction, with the Nordic premiere on Viaplay set for 2020.
BUCHAREST: Vintage Sahia, the first web platform with films produced by the Communist documentary studio Alexandru Sahia between 1950 and 1990, was recently launched in Romania by One World Romania as a pilot-project that will be developed in the following years.
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