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Marta Bałaga


381 articles available in total starting from 07/04/2017. Last article published on 03/06/2020.

The "king of Finnish tango" gets the biopic treatment in The Singer

The "king of Finnish tango" gets the biopic treatment in The Singer

Director Timo Koivusalo takes a closer look at one of Finland’s most beloved performers, Olavi Virta, but doesn’t shy away from the less glamorous aspects of his life  

17/08/2018 | Production | Finland

J-P Valkeapää channels Billy Wilder in his new film, Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

J-P Valkeapää channels Billy Wilder in his new film, Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

The Finnish director, whose last film, They Have Escaped, won four Jussi Awards in 2015, including Best Film, is currently in pre-production with his third feature  

14/08/2018 | Production | Finland

Marcin Pieńkowski  • Artistic director, New Horizons Film Festival

Interview: Marcin Pieńkowski • Artistic director, New Horizons Film Festival

“I want to keep surprising our audience”

We met up with Marcin Pieńkowski to talk about his second edition as artistic director of the New Horizons Film Festival  

03/08/2018 | New Horizons 2018

Jane Magnusson  • Director

Interview: Jane Magnusson • Director

“You don’t have to dig too deep to find out bad things about Bergman”

We caught up with Swedish director Jane Magnusson as she presented her documentary Bergman – A Year in a Life at the New Horizons Film Festival in Poland  

03/08/2018 | New Horizons 2018

Sergei Loznitsa  • Director of Donbass

Interview: Sergei Loznitsa • Director of Donbass

“Our society is getting infantilised”

We met up with prolific Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa, who has presented three films this year: Victory Day, Donbass and The Trial  

24/07/2018 | Odesa 2018

Review: Home Games

Review: Home Games

Alisa Kovalenko’s new film, shown in the European Documentary Competition section of Odesa, focuses on a promising female football player who faces her biggest struggles off the field  

19/07/2018 | Odesa 2018

Review: King Skate

Review: King Skate

KARLOVY VARY 2018: Shown as part of the Special Events, Šimon Šafránek’s entertaining first feature documentary is a loving portrayal of the surprising skateboarding phenomenon in Czechoslovakia  

09/07/2018 | Karlovy Vary 2018 | Special Events

Ailo's Journey puts the spotlight on Lapland

Ailo's Journey puts the spotlight on Lapland

Guillaume Maidatchevsky’s French-Finnish co-production will follow a new-born reindeer trying to find its way through the arctic wilderness  

26/06/2018 | Production | France/Finland

The Finnish Film Affair goes international

The Finnish Film Affair goes international

Although still focusing mainly on Finnish productions, the Finnish Film Affair will welcome international projects for the very first time during its upcoming seventh edition  

30/05/2018 | Industry | Finland

Be Creative, Talk to the Bank!

Be Creative, Talk to the Bank!

CANNES 2018: Creative Europe MEDIA’s Lucía Recalde opened a conference at the European Film Forum dedicated to finding the right combination between traditional and innovative sources of financing  

19/05/2018 | Cannes 2018 | Industry

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