Documentary by Alexander Dubček prepared by Robert Kirchhoff – Central and Eastern European News Brief


slovak director Robert Kirchoff is in post-production with his documentary “All Men Become Brothers”, which follows the life of Czechoslovak politician Alexander Dubček (1921-1992), New Europe movie reports.

Dubček served as leader of Czechoslovakia from January 1968 to April 1969. He attempted to reform the communist government during the Prague Spring, but was forced to resign after the Warsaw Pact invasion in August 1968.

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The film is produced by Kirchhoff’s Atelier.doc and co-produced by Radio and Television Slovakia, Endorfilm Czech Republic and Czech Television.

Kirchhoff’s past tracks include “Normalization,” which received a special mention from the Between the Seas jury at Jihlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival.

Production took place from 2018 to 2021 at sites in Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey and Slovakia. Well-known personalities from Czechoslovakian and international politics and culture, such as Italian politician Romano Prodi, Italian novelist Umberto Eco, Czech novelist and playwright Pavel Kohout and Czech director Karel Vachek will appear in the film.

The film’s archival sources and interviews have taken the filmmaker to different parts of the world.

The estimated budget of 372,864 euros is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Creative Europe and the Czech Film Fund.

The international release is scheduled for November, while the local premiere in Slovakia and the Czech Republic is scheduled for spring 2023.

Recircle in Croatia starts production of animated series “Nutz”
Croatian animation studio Recircle has launched production of its animated series “Nutz”, created and produced by Denis Alenti and sold internationally by Meta Media.

Recircle’s previous animated series “Mišo and Robin” (2017) and “Little Who” (2020), both created by Vjekoslav Zivkovic and Denis Alenti, reached over 70 territories and were translated into 10 languages.

“Nutz” also features Vjekoslav Živković as co-director and chief animator, as well as Marija Ivšić as co-writer.

“Nutz” is a series aimed at preschoolers, who will be entertained by the silly adventures of the animal characters, and older children, who will be encouraged to find solutions to the problems presented in the series, teaching them the importance of repair, recycling and upcycling.

In 2020, the series received a development grant of €60,000 from the MEDIA programme, followed by a project development grant of €6,650 from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

In 2021, Croatian Radio and Television ordered 13 episodes of the series for 171,000 euros. The total budget for the series is around 250,000 euros.

The production of the series started on July 4 and the release is scheduled for the end of 2022.

Polish Days announces selection
Polish Days, the industry section of New Horizons Intl. Film Festival, unveiled the 22 Polish projects that will be featured in this year’s edition (July 24-26).

The event will feature four completed films, eight works in progress and 10 projects in development.

The Polish Days are organized in cooperation with the Polish Film Institute. Partners of the event include Wrocław Film Commission, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, Łódź Film Commission, Krakow Film Commission, Silesian Film Commission and DI Factory.


Films completed:
“Day and night”
Directed by Katarzyna Machałek, Łukasz Machowski
Produced by Siamese Production

Directed by Kamil Krawczycki
Produced by Tongariro Releasing

Directed by Justyna Łuczaj
Produced by Studio Filmowe Indeks

“Below the Surface”
Directed by Jacek Blawut
Produced by Aura Films

Work in progress :
“Norwegian Dream”
Directed by Igor Devold

“Ultimate Thule”
Directed by Klaudiusz Chrostowski

Directed by Jan Holoubek

“Movie for Aliens”
Directed by Piotr Stasik

Directed by Kuba Michalczuk

“To lose control”
Directed by Ewa Wikieł

“The violation”
Directed by Bartosz Konopka

Directed by Nelicia Low

Projects in Development Pitches:
“Neon Tears”
Directed by Karolina Bielawska

“Island Symmetry”
Directed by Anna Kazejak

“The Last Hot Summer”
Directed by Daria Woszek

“The Ladies’ Choice”
Directed by Aleksandra Kułakowska

- Credit: Courtesy of FNE

– Credit: Courtesy of FNE

Courtesy of FNE

“Certainly the end of something”
Directed by Michał Marczak

“Holy Boys”
Directed by Piotr Domalewski

Directed by Milosz Sakowski

Directed by Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska

“Grandpa, let’s go!
Directed by Olga Chajdas

Directed by Michał Grzybowski

This article is published in partnership with the online news service New Europe moviewhich covers news from the film and television industry from all over Central and Eastern Europe.

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