BUCHAREST: Romanian director Vali Hotea is currently shooting his sophomore feature Lebendsdorf aka I Hate Berlin in Romania and Germany. The film is a black comedy about indecision and the fear of taking responsibility, produced by Ada Solomon and Diana Păroiu through Romania’s HiFilm Productions.
This month we speak with Genė Pučinskienė, the manager of Cinema Centre Garsas / Kino Center Garsas since 1992.
BUCHAREST: Cătălin Mitulescu’s new feature film Heidi follows a police officer nearing retirement who is given the mission to find two prostitutes who are willing to testify in an organised crime case. The fourth feature film of the Romanian writer/director/producer had its world premiere in the main competition of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival.
BUCHAREST: Tel Aviv-based sales agent Cinephil has acquired collective / colectiv, the new documentary by German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau, which will screen in the Official Selection – Out of Competition at the Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia (28 August – 7 September 2019).
BUCHAREST: Four out of eleven new Romanian domestic films scheduled for release between now and the end of the year docs and one is a long animated film. This mean an overall increase in the number of Romanian docs released.
BUCHAREST: Ivana Mladenović’s sophomore feature Ivana the Terrible / Ivana cea Groaznică has been acquired by the Toronto-based outlet Syndicado Film Sales. This Romanian/Serbian coproduction produced by Ada Solomon will have its world premiere in the Cineasti del presente section of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival (7-17 August 2019).
We spoke with Andrei Giurgia, the manager of Cinema Ateneu, the first state cinema opened in Romania after the fall of the Communism, in October 2017. Located in the Ateneul Național in the the northeastern town of Iași, the cinema has 241 seats and is equipped with modern technology.
BUCHAREST: Hungarian director Cecília Felméri is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Spiral, a Hungarian / Romanian coproduction starring Golden Bear winner protagonists Alexandra Borbély and Bogdan Dumitrache alongside Diána Kiss Magdolna.
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