As Greek public servants shut down cities with strikes to protest the belt-tightening sweeping the country, the film business has joined in the chorus of malcontent.
Macedonia has selected as its Oscar foreign-lingo entry Vladimir Blazevski's "Punk's Not Dead," a scrappy road movie that evokes the same fiercely independent spirit that typifies this small Balkan…
PRAGUE -- Slovenia has chosen Janez Burger's "Silent Sonata" (aka "Circus Fantasticus"), which took top honors at the country's national film fest, as its submission for the foreign-lingo Oscar.
PRAGUE -- Croatia has submitted helmer-scribe Danilo Serbedzija's "72 Days" as its Oscar foreign-language entry, opting for a small-town comedy that centers on family loyalty, the strains of poverty…
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Greece's Thessaloniki Film Festival, slated for Nov. 4-13, will screen tributes to American indie producer-helmer Sara Driver, Danish new wave filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen, Italo helmer-scribe…
PRAGUE -- The board of pubcaster Czech TV has poached terrestrial rival TV Nova's topper as its director in a bid to modernize the org.
Martin Sulik's "Gypsy" has been submitted for Oscar foreign-lingo consideration by the Slovak Film and Television Academy.
Bulgaria has forwarded retro youth love story "Tilt," by helmer/scribe Viktor Chouchkov Jr., and his brother, producer Borislav Chouchkov, as its Oscar submission.
Europe's broadcast animation sector depends on bridging gaps between nations and focusing on co-production -- so said many of the 700 industryites who flew to Sopot, Poland, for the 22nd Cartoon…
Czech director Otakar Vavra, who built up his oeuvre under Nazi occupation and the communist regime, but was revered as a true original, died in a Prague hospital Thursday, where he was recovering…
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