WARSAW: Olga Chajdas and Agnieszka Smoczyńska are joining Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik for the shooting of 1983, the first Polish Netflix series. The 8-episode series, which is currently shooting in Poland, is set in a world where the Iron Curtain never fell.
SOFIA: Armenia’s Parallels Film Production, Bulgaria’s Jelfilm and Germany’s Clever Production are in preproduction with the first coproduction between Armenia and Bulgaria. My Grandma’s Locks is the sophomore feature by husband and wife writers/directors Hovhaness Galstyan and Marine Zakaryan, and it is based on true events.
VILNIUS: Lithuanian writer/director Marat Sargsyan is currently shooting his debut feature The Flood Won‘t Come / Tvano nebus. The project is supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre.
WARSAW: Sam Akina’s Planet Single 2, a sequel to the 2016 Polish box office hit starring Maciej Stuhr, is currently shooting in Warsaw. Kino Świat will release the film domestically on 9 November 2018.
BELGRADE: Serbian writer/director Miloš Puić is currently in production with long documentary Pixie, focusing on one of the biggest living footaball legends in Serbia, Dragan Stojković Piksi. The film is supported by Film Center Serbia.
PRAGUE: Director/producer/screenwriter Petr Jákl signed with the Hollywood producer Cassian Elwes for his epic biopic Jan Žižka, about Bohemia’s greatest warrior Jan Žižka of Trocnov. Jan Žižka is expected to be the biggest budget Czech film ever and to star a famous foreign actor.
VILNIUS: One of the most famous Lithuanian film directors Algimantas Puipa is currently shooting his new drama, Bumblebee Honey / Kamanių medus.
BUCHAREST: Acclaimed Romanian writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu is currently shooting Gomera in Romania and Spain. This Romanian/French/German coproduction stars Vlad Ivanov and has already been acquired by MK2 Films.
PRAGUE: Julius Ševčík’s Czech/Slovak high budget period drama coproduction The Glass Room started shooting in the famous Tugendhat villa in Brno. This English-language film will be shot in several European countries with international stars such as Dutch Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) and Danish Claes Bang (The Square). The cast includes Czech actors Karel Roden and Karel Dobrý.
RIGA: Juris Kursietis is currently shooting his sophomore feature Oleg, a drama about a butcher who leaves for Brussels to work in a local meat factory, but gets under the control of a Polish criminal. The film is a Latvian/Lithuanian/Belgian coproduction with an international cast.