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Ola Salwa


114 articles available in total starting from 21/03/2017. Last article published on 06/12/2019.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Cairo 2019

Review: The Coldest Game

Review: The Coldest Game

Shot in Poland but with dialogue in English, Łukasz Kośmicki’s movie is a spy-thriller that possesses both the strengths and the weaknesses of a period genre film  

29/11 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Review: Mater

Review: Mater

First-time director Jure Pavlović proves that there is always room for one more mother-daughter psychological drama  

29/11 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Review: Gasman

Review: Gasman

Arne Körner’s ironic coming-of-age film, world-premiered at Cairo, is brimming with black humour and revolves around a thirty-something protagonist who refuses to grow up  

28/11 | Cairo 2019

Łukasz Kośmicki • Director of The Coldest Game

Interview: Łukasz Kośmicki • Director of The Coldest Game

“I believe there are only two categories of films: good ones and bad ones”

Cineuropa talked to Łukasz Kośmicki about his debut feature, The Coldest Game, which had its international premiere in competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival  

28/11 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Review: Between Heaven and Earth

Review: Between Heaven and Earth

The private becomes political in Najwa Najjar’s interesting third film, as the writer-director takes a deeper look at complicated relationships in the Middle East  

26/11 | Cairo 2019