ZAGREB: Nebojša Slijepčević’s documentary Gangster of Love, a coproduction between Croatia, Germany and Romania, sold 6,664 tickets domestically in the first four weeks including 5,000 tickets in the first two weeks, a success for a domestic documentary.
Documentary development organization East Doc Platform is betting on seven surprisingly diverse "socio-eco-politically oriented" projects, presenting them today at Prague's Cervantes Institute in the context of the One World festival.
PRAGUE: The 21st edition of the city's biggest film gala, Febiofest, running 20-28 March in the Cinestar Andel multiplex, has announced its program, encompassing 141 films from 60 countries. In addition to the usual screenings, art complex MeetFactory will be hosting a film by French animator and director Sylvain Chomet, who will introduce The Illusionist (2010) 26 March.
BUCHAREST: A new culture minister, Kelemen Hunor, has pledged his support for increasing the number of cinemas in Romania, a perennial issue for the film industry after many were taken off line following the fall of the Iron Curtain.
This month we are presenting the only film club in Paris showing Central and Eastern European films and we speak with Marketa Hodouskova, one of its founders.