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Ola Salwa


177 articles available in total starting from 21/03/2017. Last article published on 29/03/2021.

Piotr Domalewski’s period crime flick Hyacinth wraps shooting

Piotr Domalewski’s period crime flick Hyacinth wraps shooting

The Netflix-produced third movie by the director of I Never Cry is set in 1980s communist Poland and is based on extensive research; the release is slated for autumn 2021  

29/03 | Production | Funding | Poland/USA

Review: Courage

Review: Courage

BERLINALE 2021: Aliaksei Paluyan’s powerful documentary shot in Minsk during the anti-government protests captures the sheer horror of living a life under tyranny  

18/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Berlinale Special

Aliaksei Paluyan and Jörn Möllenkamp • Director and producer of Courage

Interview: Aliaksei Paluyan and Jörn Möllenkamp • Director and producer of Courage

“We were prepared for the shoot, but we were not naïve – we knew we might get arrested”

BERLINALE 2021: We chatted to the team behind this film, which was shot in Belarus, also during the heated protest that swept through the country after last year’s presidential election  

17/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Berlinale Special

Review: Fabian – Going to the Dogs

Review: Fabian – Going to the Dogs

BERLINALE 2021: Set during the decline of the Weimar Republic, Dominik Graf’s film fails to be relevant or engaging, despite Tom Schilling and Saskia Rosendahl’s best efforts  

08/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Competition

Review: Mr Bachmann and His Class

Review: Mr Bachmann and His Class

BERLINALE 2021: This amazingly warm and clever documentary by Maria Speth about a sixth-grade schoolteacher deserves all the plaudits it can get  

05/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Competition

Christian Schwochow  • Director of Je Suis Karl

Interview: Christian Schwochow • Director of Je Suis Karl

Je Suis Karl is a work of fiction, but it is based on research”

BERLINALE 2021: The German director chatted to us to break down his study of infatuation, screening in Berlinale Special  

05/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Berlinale Special

Review: District Terminal

Review: District Terminal

BERLINALE 2021: Set in a war zone, this Iranian-German film by Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini is draining to watch, but offers some unexpected dark poetry and sunshine  

04/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Review: Who We Were

Review: Who We Were

BERLINALE 2021: Marc Bauder’s ambitious documentary about the global humanitarian and environmental crisis conveys the same old bad news but from a slightly new angle  

04/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Berlinale Special

Grzegorz Molda’s feature debut, The Hatcher, in the editing bay

Grzegorz Molda’s feature debut, The Hatcher, in the editing bay

The movie comes on the heels of the Polish director’s short Time to Go, which competed for the Cannes Short Film Palme d’Or in 2017  

22/01 | Production | Funding | Poland

The 14th hunt for the Golden Egg kicks off in Kustendorf

The 14th hunt for the Golden Egg kicks off in Kustendorf

The festival founded by Emir Kusturica, aimed at connecting young and seasoned filmmakers, will be held online this year  

22/01 | Kustendorf 2021

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