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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

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.

New Media - Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar  • Producers, Floréal Films - 23/09/2021

New Media – 23/09/2021
Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar • Producers, Floréal Films
Having triumphed two years in a row in Venice by way of their virtual reality works, the heads of Paris-based firm talk to us about trends and the sector’s potential

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

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

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

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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

Blue Moon - by Alina Grigore

Blue Moon
by Alina Grigore
Rising Romanian talent Alina Grigore delivers a fine dramatic exercise that draws a parallel between the moon and lunacy

As In Heaven - by Tea Lindeburg

As In Heaven
by Tea Lindeburg
An intrepid young woman observes her mother’s difficult labour in this high-intensity drama from debuting Danish director Tea Lindeburg

Who’s Stopping Us - by Jonás Trueba

Who’s Stopping Us
by Jonás Trueba
Jonás Trueba’s latest film is a masterfully executed triple-corkscrew somersault that leaves us in no doubt we are in the presence of a unique and dazzling talent

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

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 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

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

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Interviews

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

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

Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar  • Producers, Floréal Films

Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar • Producers, Floréal Films
Having triumphed two years in a row in Venice by way of their virtual reality works, the heads of Paris-based firm talk to us about trends and the sector’s potential

Jonás Trueba • Director of Who’s Stopping Us

Jonás Trueba • Director of Who’s Stopping Us
The Spanish filmmaker vies for the Golden Shell with this genre-defying feature, coaxed into life over the course of five years with the generous participation of a cast of young actors

Rasmus Dinesen  • Director of Michelin Stars II – Nordic by Nature

Rasmus Dinesen • Director of Michelin Stars II – Nordic by Nature
Koks, one of the most remote Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, is the protagonist of the Danish helmer’s new documentary

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

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Interviews

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

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

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

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