PRAGUE: Slovak/Czech/Hungarian distributor Ivan Hronec of Film Europe and Unifrance’s CEE guru Joel Chapron kicked off the 17th edition of the expanded Festival of French Films in Prague with a pre-premiere screening of Benoit Jacquot’s Three Hearts. Jacquot is also attending the festival which is honouring him with screening of eight of his films in total.
TALLINN: The portmanteau film How Far Is Europe/Moldova-Aproape-Departe, consisting of six short films directed by Pavel Cuzuioc, Dorian Boguţă, Valeriu Andriuţă, Ion Săpdaru, Igor Cobileanski and Dumitru Grosei, will be pitched at the Baltic Event during Black Nights FF (14-30 November) in Tallinn.
TALLINN: Landscape with Many Moons (Maastik mitme kuuga), the controversial feature film debut of Estonia’s internationally best known contemporary artist Jaan Toomik, struggled to find a festival slot but is now screening in the Tridens Estonian Film Prize section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
BUCHAREST: With her second film, A Gift for You/Un dar pentru tine, expected to be broadcast on TV in December, Cristina Iacob is in preproduction with a sequel to her successful debut feature, #Selfie, entitled How to Get Married in 3 Days/Cum să te măriţi în trei zile.
BUCHAREST: Csilla Hegedus has been named as the new minister of Culture and vice-prime-minister with Romanian president Traian Băsescu signing the appointment decree on 18 November 2014.
TALLINN: I Won’t Come Back (Ya ne vernus, Ma ei tule tagasi) directed by Estonian helmer Ilmar Raag competes for the Tridens Estonian Film Prize at the Black Nights film festival running through 30 November 2014.