Romania may be the European country with the least number of films being produced each year, but who cares if two out of those six annual productions win top gongs on the fest circuit? At the recent…
The last two years have been eventful -- to say the least -- for Pavlina Moskalyk-Solo. The Czech-born producer-writer, who'd moved to Los Angeles in 1990 after attending film school in Prague, had…
The German film business has seen plenty of recent hits, including "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and "The Lives of Others." The biz is having a renaissance, with better pics and a healthy 25%…
Peter Aalbek Jensen and Lars von Trier's Danish production powerhouse Zentropa is teaming up with former X-Filme topper Maria Koepf and setting up shop in Berlin. Koepf will head Zentropa Intl…
After a gap of almost 20 years, Hungarian filmmakers are back in competition in Cannes. Bela Tarr's "The Man From London" is the first Hungarian pic to be selected for the competition since Istvan…
Teuton distrib/production house Senator has greenlit a German-language pic about people in their 70s having sex. Entitled "Wolke 9" ("Cloud 9"), the pic is helmed by Andreas Dresen ("Summer in…
The German government may have derailed the Teuton tax fund gravy train, but it has made good on its promise to replace those monies. A number of German financiers are developing nontax-related…
The lineup of Swiss fest Visions du Reel is to be headed by "Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore," Canadian helmers Debbie Melnyck and Rick Caine's probing of the controversial…
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Teuton celebs partied hard while Hollywood stars (with the exception Sharon Stone) kept a low profile at this year's Berlinale.
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