Sophia Tzavella's "Paradise Hotel," a documentary about Roma families in the communist-era, took top honors at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
"108: Cuchillo de Palo," Renate Costa's account of gay persecution in Paraguay, took top honors at Prague's 13th One World Festival, Central Europe's leading documentary fest focusing on human…
Helmer Radim Spacek's "Walking Too Fast," a thriller seen by just 22,000 people, ran away with five Czech Lions including film, director and screenplay at the Czech Republic's Film Awards in Prague…
The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will kick off March 11 with helmer Roy Sher's biopic "My Sweet Canary," about the 50-year career of Greek crooner Roza Eskenazi, who died in 1980.
Celebrated Czech scribe and Holocaust survivor Arnost Lustig died of lung cancer Feb. 26, leaving behind a legacy of novels, many adapted for the screen, including "Dita Sax," "A Prayer for Katerina…
To the European film industry, the name Barrandov signifies something different from what it may to Stateside producers -- even for those who have shot here.
Prague's storied Barrandov studios, perhaps because of its scale and long history of film credits, aren't usually thought of in connection with the smallscreen.
With 41 productions signed on to the film rebate system enacted here last year, just about every quarter of the local biz is sharing in the rebirth of foreign shoots here.
Poland has a strong showing in Berlin this year with four titles in official selection, including Jan Komasa's debut "Suicide Room," playing in Panorama Special as a world premiere.
Czech cinema, commanding a nearly 40% domestic marketshare, is at a high-water mark, with ticket prices averaging more than $6 and auds for all films north of 1.2 million -- the biggest crowds…