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Ana-Maria Comănescu’s Road Movie ‘Horia’ Starts Shooting in Romania

Ana-Maria Comănescu’s debut feature “Horia” starts shooting in Romania on Wednesday. The film is a Romanian/Bulgarian/Serbian coproduction, produced by Carla Fotea and Ada Solomon through Romania’s MicroFILM, in…

Karolina Bielawska in Production With Biopic About Polish Singer Violetta Villas

Director Karolina Bielawska is moving into production with her debut feature, a biopic inspired by the life of iconic Polish singer Violetta Villas. The working title is “Violetta…

Witchcraft Documentary ‘Heart, Don’t Be Afraid’ Conjured Up – C&E Europe News

Georgian director Ana Kvichidze is in production with her first feature documentary, the Georgian/French coproduction “Heart, Don’t Be Afraid.” The film is supported by the Georgian National Film…

Oscar Nominated Ildikó Enyedi Shoots Pilot for Human Trafficking Series ‘Angel’s Trumpets’

Ildikó Enyedi, who won the Berlin Golden Bear and was Oscar nominated for “On Body and Soul,” will start shooting the pilot episode of the TV series “Angel’s…

German TV Series ‘Sisi’ Returns to Lithuania

The second season of the German TV series “Sisi,” which follows the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (also known as Sisi), is currently shooting in Lithuania, Film…

Hajni Kis’ ‘Wild Roots’ Wins Best Feature at Hungarian Film Awards

Hajni Kis’ first feature “Wild Roots” (“Külön falka”) was named best feature film at the Hungarian Film Awards. Kis also won best first feature director and best screenplay…

Lana Gogoberidze Making Film About Her Mother, Georgia’s First Female Film Director

Veteran Georgian director/writer Lana Gogoberidze is editing documentary feature “Returning to Life.” The film is about her mother, Nutsa Gogoberidze, who was the Republic of Georgia’s first female…

Louise Archambault’s ‘Irena’s Vow,’ Starring Sophie Nélisse, Dougray Scott, Shoots in Poland – C&E Europe News in Brief

Louise Archambault’s World War II drama “Irena’s Vow,” starring Canada’s Sophie Nélisse (“Yellowjackets,” “The Book Thief”), the U.K.’s Dougray Scott (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Mission: Impossible II”), and…

Ridley Scott Shoots ‘Kitbag’ with Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby in Malta – C&E Europe News in Brief

Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby will start shooting next week in Malta on Ridley Scott’s film “Kitbag,” about Napoleon’s rise to power. Polish cinematographer Dariusz Adam Wolski is…

Slovak Romantic Comedies Continue to Top Local Box Office

The Slovak romantic comedy “And a Happy New Year 2,” directed by Jakub Kroner, has grossed Euros 1.11 million ($1.19 million) at the local box office over five…

Nejc Gazvoda Starts Shooting Absurdist Tale ‘Father Figure’ in Slovenia – Central & Eastern European News in Brief

Nejc Gazvoda, whose previous films include “A Trip” and “Dual,” has started shooting “Father Figure” in his home town, Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The film will be shot in…