Andrzej Wajda likes to quote Lech Walesa when describing why he is making a film about his lifelong friend, who led Polish dockworkers in challenging the Soviet Union, eventually bringing on the fall…
Vaclav Havel wove theater into revolution, leading the charge to peacefully bring down communism in a regime he ridiculed as "Absurdistan" and proving the power of the people to overcome totalitarian…
Michael Di Jiacomo's "Somewhere Tonight," starring John Turturro, took home top audience honors at the second edition of the American Film Fest, Poland's emerging festival dedicated to U.S. indies…
Greek art has always thrived under adversity, according to the Thessaloniki Film Festival prexy, and the 1,700 screenings at the org's market prove the point.
The collapse of the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou -- the latest twist in the Greek euro debt crisis -- doesn't seem to faze local film industryites.
The Thessaloniki Film Festival kicks off today as Greece wrestles with its decision to accept an $18 billion bailout from the EU rather than go broke and face expulsion from the eurozone.
PRAGUE -- The death of a stuntman and the serious injury of a second while shooting actioner "The Expendables 2" in Bulgaria has prompted a rumor storm in the local press.
PRAGUE -- Low-tech proved king with Czech auds at the 15th Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, where pre-digital filmmaking scored big.
Poland has the most robust pic production sector in the former East bloc, thanks in large part to its film-funding system, based on taxes on tickets, distribs and TV revenues.
Romania continues to draw resourceful producers in need of dramatic backdrops and affordable crews -- and to its credit, it draws shoots such as MPCA projects "William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" and…
Czech industryites are concerned after actioner "Die Hard 5" opted not to shoot in Prague because of flaws in the film incentive system.