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Industry Reports

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - Streaming services must now contribute towards the funding of Swiss cinema - 20/09/2021

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 20/09/2021
Streaming services must now contribute towards the funding of Swiss cinema
4% of their turnover in Switzerland must be reinvested in Swiss cinema, which stands to benefit from an extra 18 million francs

Market Trends
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As the global audiovisual sector attempts to recover and the busy festival season moves ahead, Cineuropa keeps on covering the European film industry's most recent developments and market trends with fresh reports and interviews. Read our latest articles here.

Green Film Shooting - San Sebastián's European Film Forum focuses on what we need (and what we have) in terms of green production - 22/09/2021

Green Film Shooting – 22/09/2021
San Sebastián's European Film Forum focuses on what we need (and what we have) in terms of green production
Professionals are asking for direct intervention from the institutions to establish green standards within the value chain, so that the audiovisual sector can lead the environmental shift

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023 - 22/09/2021

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 22/09/2021
NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023
The Nordic platform is due to launch in the UK, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, aiming to reach 12 million subscribers by the end of 2025

Produce – Co-Produce... - The Co-production Podcast – Episode 08 - 16/09/2021

Produce – Co-Produce... – 16/09/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 08
The producers of Dénes Nagy's Natural Light are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Europe and the Rest of the World - Butheina Kazim  • Founder, Cinema Akil - 16/09/2021

Europe and the Rest of the World – 16/09/2021
Butheina Kazim • Founder, Cinema Akil
We spoke about the programming strategies of the only independent arthouse cinema in the Gulf region, focusing on its curatorial approach to European films and its work on engaging audiences

Europe and the Rest of the World - Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema - 16/09/2021

Europe and the Rest of the World – 16/09/2021
Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema
The Executive Director of the Arizona-based theatre discussed its main initiatives, the reception of classics and new titles by the audience, and programming European films

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - How can Nordic films reach an international audience? - 14/09/2021

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 14/09/2021
How can Nordic films reach an international audience?
The circulation and promotion of Scandinavian films is the focus of an Europa Distribution panel at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films

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Co-Production Podcast

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 08 - 16/09/2021

16/09/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 08
The producers of Dénes Nagy's Natural Light are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 07 - 06/09/2021

06/09/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 07
The producers of Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's Vesper Seeds are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 06 - 07/07/2021

07/07/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 06
The producers of Juho Kuosmanen's Compartment No. 6 are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 05 - 05/07/2021

05/07/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 05
The producers of Nora Martirosyan's Should the Wind Drop are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 04 - 25/05/2021

25/05/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 04
The producers of Marko Šantić's Wake Me are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 03 - 03/05/2021

03/05/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 03
The producers of Philippe Lacôte's The Night of the Kings are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 02 - 06/04/2021

06/04/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 02
The producers of Oleh Sentsov's Rhino are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

The Co-production Podcast – Episode 00 - 01/04/2021

01/04/2021
The Co-production Podcast – Episode 00
Cineuropa's editor-in-chief Domenico La Porta speaks with Roberto Olla, executive director of Eurimages, about their new collaboration and the European audiovisual landscape

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Reviews

Undercover - by Thierry de Peretti

Undercover
by Thierry de Peretti
In his usual thrilling anti-spectacular style, Thierry de Peretti delves into the grey zones of the war against drugs, following in the wake of an inside man and an investigative journalist

The Good Boss - by Fernando León de Aranoa

The Good Boss
by Fernando León de Aranoa
Javier Bardem and Fernando León de Aranoa are firing on all cylinders in this convulsive, hilarious and accomplished dark comedy about the indignities of working life

Fever Dream - by Claudia Llosa

Fever Dream
by Claudia Llosa
Claudia Llosa has adapted this film from the novel of the same name by Samanta Schweblin, creating a brilliant piece of work that fits perfectly into the rest of her fabulous filmography

I Want to Talk About Duras - by Claire Simon

I Want to Talk About Duras
by Claire Simon
Claire Simon unpicks the peculiar relationship between Marguerite Duras and Yann Andréa in an electrifying interpretative duel played beautifully by Swann Arlaud and Emmanuelle Devos

The Summit of the Gods - by Patrick Imbert

The Summit of the Gods
by Patrick Imbert
Patrick Imbert signs a formidable adaptation of the manga by Jirô Taniguchi and Baku Yumemakura, intertwining a quest for the absolute of the extreme and a fascinating investigation

Benediction - by Terence Davies

Benediction
by Terence Davies
The inimitable Terence Davies returns with a film that blends subtlety and intimacy with the grandiosity and violence of war

Maixabel - by Icíar Bollaín

Maixabel
by Icíar Bollaín
Reconciliation is the central theme of this taut political drama, directed by Icíar Bollaín and brought to life by an outstanding ensemble cast

Arthur Rambo - by Laurent Cantet

Arthur Rambo
by Laurent Cantet
With trademark subtlety, Laurent Cantet analyses the different sides to identity by broaching the subject of offensive outbursts on social media to tell the tale of a fall from grace

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Interviews

Icíar Bollaín   • Director of Maixabel

Icíar Bollaín • Director of Maixabel
In her new movie – and with the complete dedication of her accomplice Blanca Portillo – the Madrilenian filmmaker reconstructs a recent real-life event linked with the terrorism suffered by Spain

Laurent Cantet  • Director of Arthur Rambo

Laurent Cantet  • Director of Arthur Rambo
The French filmmaker explores the violent era of social media through the story of a young and popular novelist who suffers a vertiginous fall from grace

Manu Gómez  • Director of Once Upon a Time in Euskadi

Manu Gómez • Director of Once Upon a Time in Euskadi
The Basque filmmaker makes his debut with a feature film set in the tumultuous decade of the 80s, seen through the eyes of the child that he was back then

Claire Simon • Director of I Want to Talk About Duras

Claire Simon • Director of I Want to Talk About Duras
Cineuropa talks with the French director about the nature of love, society’s obssesion with fame, and the limits between fiction and documentary

Lucía de la Torre • Festival programmer, Calvert Journal Film Festival

Lucía de la Torre • Festival programmer, Calvert Journal Film Festival
We took the opportunity to speak to the programmer of the Calvert Journal Film Festival about this year’s line-up, the gathering's side initiatives and its mission

Alina Grigore • Director of Blue Moon

Alina Grigore • Director of Blue Moon
The writer-director chatted with Cineuropa about dysfunctional families, going back to her village with an education, and the difference between a psychological rhythm and logical storytelling

Lucile Hadzihalilovic • Director of Earwig

Lucile Hadzihalilovic • Director of Earwig
The third feature by the French director is her first in English; its European premiere is taking place in competition at San Sebastián, where Cineuropa spoke to her

Paweł Łoziński  • Director of The Balcony Movie

Paweł Łoziński • Director of The Balcony Movie
Cineuropa sat down with the established Polish director to discuss his latest ouevre, which was awarded in Locarno’s Semaine de la Critique and was recognised at Millennium Docs Against Gravity

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Interviews

Aga Woszczyńska  • Director of Silent Land

Aga Woszczyńska • Director of Silent Land
We talked to the Polish director to get the low-down on her film, which is ostensibly about the collapse of a relationship but actually tackles something far more important

Darko Sinko  • Director of Inventory

Darko Sinko • Director of Inventory
The tragicomedy by the Slovenian director premieres in New Directors and looks into what happens if you begin to mistrust everyone who surrounds you

Ana Lazarevic  • Director of The Game

Ana Lazarevic • Director of The Game
The Serbian director talks about what inspired her to create her first feature, an intimate story about a smuggler and a group of boys he is supposed to drive across the border

Jonas Poher Rasmussen  • Director of Flee

Jonas Poher Rasmussen • Director of Flee
We talked to the Danish director whose latest movie has become one of the year’s most celebrated titles and came out on top at Millennium Docs Against Gravity

Butheina Kazim  • Founder, Cinema Akil

Butheina Kazim • Founder, Cinema Akil
We spoke about the programming strategies of the only independent arthouse cinema in the Gulf region, focusing on its curatorial approach to European films and its work on engaging audiences

Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema

Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema
The Executive Director of the Arizona-based theatre discussed its main initiatives, the reception of classics and new titles by the audience, and programming European films

Sinje Köhler  • Director of Viva Forever

Sinje Köhler  • Director of Viva Forever
The German director’s debut explores the dynamics behind long-lasting friendships

Francesco Lettieri  • Director of Lovely Boy

Francesco Lettieri • Director of Lovely Boy
VENICE 2021: The sophomore film by the Italian director tells of the dizzying rise and fall of a young trap music star who got sucked into a downward spiral of drugs and self-destruction

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