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Croatian Drama ‘Safe Place’ Wins 2022 Sarajevo Film Festival

Safe Place, the feature debut of Croatian writer-director-star Juraj Lerotić was the big winner at the 2022 Sarajevo Film Festival, winning the Heart of Sarajevo prize for best feature film as well as best acting honors for Lerotić. A critical favorite of the 28th Sarajevo festival, Safe Place is a devastating, and autobiographical, family drama […]

Croatian Series ‘The Last Socialist Artifact’ Wins Big at Sarajevo TV Awards

The Croatian limited series The Last Socialist Artifact (original title: Područje bez signala) won the top prize for best drama series at the Hearts of Sarajevo TV Awards, the small-screen section of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival. The TV awards honor excellence among television productions from the region. In addition to the top prize of best drama series, […]

New Sarajevo Film Festival Director Jovan Marjanovic on Supporting Ukraine Without Banning Russian Films

New Sarajevo Film Festival director Jovan Marjanović is promising “a vintage edition” for the 28th SFF. “We had a great opening film — Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund — and we have a great closing film — May Labour Day by the Bosnian director Pjer Žalica, who’s one of the most beloved local filmmakers […]

Ukraine, Female Filmmakers in Focus at Sarajevo’s CineLink Program

When the Sarajevo Film Festival was launched, back in 1995, it was in defiance. Founded during the siege of the city during the Bosnian War, the festival stood as a symbol of the power and resilience of cinema even in the face of violence and war. In 2002, when the fest launched its CineLink program, […]

The Locarno Film Festival Returns to Pre-Pandemic Glory for Its Diamond Anniversary

On Aug. 23, 1946, just a few months after the inaugural Cannes Film Festival, the very first Locarno International Film Festival opened with a screening of Giacomo Gentilomo’s Italian neorealist classic O sole mio. From the start, the festival aimed to represent the full spectrum of cinema, showcasing what current festival managing director Raphaël Brunschwig […]

Cannes: International Film Sector Rallies in Support of Ukraine

The war in Ukraine seems a world away from the red carpet glamour and high-profile dealmaking of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. But for many walking the Croisette this year, the brutality and destruction being wrought on the country since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion remain front and center, with the long-term consequences of the conflict […]

Why Netflix Is Betting Big on Poland (and You Should Too)

When, earlier this year, Netflix unveiled that it had picked Poland as its new regional headquarters — the company’s new Warsaw office, set to open in late 2022, will serve as a hub for the streamer’s operations across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) — the choice seemed obvious. Since Netflix launched operations in Poland back […]

The Streaming Age Has Turned Poland Into a Deep-Pocketed Production Paradise

365 Days probably wasn’t the film Poland was hoping would be its global calling card. After decades of art house acclaim from the likes of Andrzej Wajda (Man of Iron), Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness), Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida, Cold War), Jan Komasa (Corpus Christi) and Malgorzata Szumowska (Never Gonna Snow Again), the first Polish film that […]

Romanian film event casts eye to future

The future of Romanian cinema, riding high on a wave of recent international successes, dominated talk at an inaugural round-table event titled Romanian Film Today.

Romanian cinema seizing chance

Mihai Chirilov, director of the Transylvania International Film Festival, last year predicted great things for the Romanian motion picture industry.

Romanian cinema seizing chance

Filmmaker Cristian Mungiu's Palme d'Or at Cannes win has observers taking notice of a resurgent  Romanian cinema sector.

Transylvania film fest largest yet

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania -- "Because I was born a vampire, I feel at home here," quipped German actor Udo Kier at the fifth annual Transylvania International Film Festival, which unspooled here June 2-11. The veteran horror-meister -- who became a cult star after playing Count Dracula -- was in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca to present a marathon screening of Lars von Trier's miniseries "The Kingdom," in which he stars.