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Ola Salwa


119 articles available in total starting from 21/03/2017. Last article published on 24/01/2020.

Emir Kusturica  • Founder and director, Kustendorf Film & Music Festival

Interview: Emir Kusturica • Founder and director, Kustendorf Film & Music Festival

“Making a movie is similar to entering a casino”

We chatted to filmmaker Emir Kusturica about this year’s edition of his Kustendorf Film & Music Festival, a kind of winter film school for emerging talents  

24/01 | Kustendorf 2020

Review: Marek Edelman… And There Was Love in the Ghetto

Review: Marek Edelman… And There Was Love in the Ghetto

This subtle and moving documentary about romance in the Warsaw Ghetto, as told by a witness and recorded by Jolanta Dylewska, has been screened at Trieste  

21/01 | Trieste 2020

European cinema triumphs at the 13th Kustendorf Film & Music Festival

European cinema triumphs at the 13th Kustendorf Film & Music Festival

The Romanian short The Christmas Gift by Bogdan Muresanu has snagged the Golden Egg, while second prize went to Belarus’ The Lake of Happiness by Aliaksei Paluyan  

20/01 | Kustendorf 2020 | Awards

Paolo Virzì gives a guest lecture at Kustendorf

Paolo Virzì gives a guest lecture at Kustendorf

The Italian writer-director encouraged young filmmakers not to be afraid to make mistakes at the film and music festival founded by Emir Kusturica  

16/01 | Kustendorf 2020

Review: Mister T.

Review: Mister T.

Marcin Krzyształowicz directs a charmingly surreal, fake biopic of a 1950s writer who, forbidden from publishing his books, comes up with a fictional story that would demolish communism  

24/12/2019 | Films | Reviews | Poland

The PFI closes 2019 by supporting domestic projects and minority co-productions

The PFI closes 2019 by supporting domestic projects and minority co-productions

Three of the eight films subsidised by the Polish Film Institute are directed by first-timers Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Jakub Piątek and Bartłomiej Żmuda  

06/12/2019 | Production | Funding | Poland

Bartosz Kruhlik • Director of Supernova

Interview: Bartosz Kruhlik • Director of Supernova

“The construction of the story is rigid, which involved a huge risk. If I changed or cut 2 or 3 scenes, everything would fall apart”

Cineuropa sat down with Supernova director Bartosz Kruhlik to discuss his first feature film, screening in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn’s Black Nights  

03/12/2019 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Cairo Industry Days builds bridges between continents

Cairo Industry Days builds bridges between continents

The second edition of the industry event, held during the 41st Cairo International Film Festival, invited over 250 industry professionals from Europe and the USA, among other nations  

03/12/2019 | Cairo 2019 | Cairo Industry Days

Mexican-US film I Am No Longer Here climbs the Golden Pyramid at the 41st Cairo IFF

Mexican-US film I Am No Longer Here climbs the Golden Pyramid at the 41st Cairo IFF

Ghost Tropic and A Certain Kind of Silence were among the European movies awarded during the 41st edition of the CIFF, as the event attained Oscar-qualifying status  

02/12/2019 | Cairo 2019 | Awards

Andrei Gruzsniczki  • Director of Zavera

Interview: Andrei Gruzsniczki • Director of Zavera

“In a way, all of my films are about trust”

Cineuropa met up with Romanian director Andrei Gruzsniczki to discuss his third film, Zavera, which has world-premiered in the International Competition at the 41st Cairo Film Festival  

29/11/2019 | Cairo 2019