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140 articles available in total starting from 25/03/2005. Last article published on 12/06/2007.

GFC: Less money to more films

“Less is more" is the new motto behind the Greek Film Centre’s latest effort to revive the hurting national film industry. "We need more films to be made to bolster Greek Cinema," explained GFC...  

16/03/2007 | Industry | Greece

Bathory controversy on and off the screen

A legend has many faces reads the byline of Juraj Jakubisko’s ambitious new co-production, Bathory, which is to be released in theatres around Europe this October. The symbolism could not have...  

15/03/2007 | Production | Czech Republic

Sveráks’ Empties makes record entry

Sveráks’ Empties makes record entry

It takes them an average of five and a half years to reappear with a project but every time writer-actor Zdenek Sverák and director Jan Sverák resurface it is with a bang. Their new film Empties,...  

13/03/2007 | Box Office | Czech Republic

Menzel gets Lion’s share of prizes

Menzel gets Lion’s share of prizes

Jirí Menzel’s I Served the King of England won the lion’s share on March 3 of the 13th Czech Lions, the Czech film industry’s top honours, receiving four awards, including Best Film and Best...  

05/03/2007 | Awards | Czech Republic

Sveráks have hands full with Empties

Sveráks have hands full with Empties

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Di Caprio eat your hearts out. In Prague, when it comes to adoring a double act, no one can beat the father-son duo of Zdenek and Jan Sverák. Six years after his...  

28/02/2007 | Releases | Czech Republic

King of England dominates nominations

A few days before its first screening in the Berlinale’s official competition the news for Jirí Menzel and his box office smash hit I Served the King of England could not have been better....  

12/02/2007 | Awards | Czech Republic

State support goes up 100%

Last year, Czech filmmakers went on strike, criticising the then Minister of Culture’s failure to push a new film law through Parliament, which, among other things, would have guaranteed improved...  

08/02/2007 | Funding | Czech Republic

Great beginning for The End

Great beginning for The End

In the end, there is always only one real winner at a festival. At the 38th Hungarian Film Week (January 30-February 6) in Budapest the winner, a comical road movie by Gábor Rohonyi, was fittingly...  

07/02/2007 | Festivals | Hungary

Winds of change gather momentum

Hungarian film can boast several success stories in recent times. Three films alone – Fresh Air by Ágnes Kocsis, Taxidermia by György Pálfi and White Palms by Szabolcs Hajdu – won 18 international...  

07/02/2007 | Industry | Hungary

Ambitious Korda Studios on schedule for May 1 opening

“The most advanced Film Studios east and west of Vienna” is how the directors of the new Korda Studios like to call their project, which, they say, is on schedule for a May 1 inauguration, in time...  

06/02/2007 | Industry | Hungary

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