"The Age of Uskoks", "The Lake", "Your Honor" and many more
Some of the biggest players in the industry presented their new content
BY CROATIAN RADIOTELEVISION
Feature documentary film on the phenomenon of Uskoks of Senj, legendary corsairs and anti-Osman soldiers from 16. and 17. centuries. It is a story of the period when small town of Senj was in the very midst of power play of great political powers of the period: Republic of Venice, Osman Empire and Habsburg Empire. Using their unique skills of warfare, Uskoks of Senj lived independently for almost a century, successfully defying great powers.
Superbly produced, “The Age of Uskoks” is specific, mixed format of a documentary based on scientific knowledge, and the art of film. Hundreds of historically accurate costumes have been made for the project, as well as huge scenographic object, such as life-size Venetian war galley made in HRT studios. State-of-the-art computer technology was extensively used to reconstruct buildings and landscapes of the period. World’s top historians from universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Sorbonne appear in the movie as commentators, as well as some of the most famous Croatian actors.
Producer of the series is Marija Kosor (The Republic, Alka), director of photography is Branko Cahun H.F.S (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors), editor is Dubravko Prugovečki (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors), music is composed and performed by Croatian duo “Mystic Barbarism” (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors), costumes were made by Jasna Zvonković-Ljevaković (The Republic), art director is Igor Juras (The Republic) and writer and director is Božidar Domagoj Burić (Croatian Kings, The Republic, Insane Roman Emperors)
“The Age of Uskoks” is also made in 4 episode television series format, which will be broadcasted at HRT in February 2020.
We had a conversation with the man behind "The Age of Uskoks" moderated by Damir Novinić
BY CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL
EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
BY CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL
THE MOODYS follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others – as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog!
The family includes SEAN SR. (Leary), his wife, ANN (Perkins), and their three grown children – DAN (Francois Arnaud, “The Borgias”), the youngest of the siblings and the “creative one”; BRIDGET (Chelsea Frei, “Sideswiped”), the middle sister and the “overachiever”; and SEAN JR. (Jay Baruchel, “Man Seeking Woman,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise), the oldest sibling and “screw-up,” still living at home with his parents.
BY ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
Blinded is an exciting and credible financial thriller. Young financial journalist Bea Farkas is having a secret affair with bank director Peder Rooth, the type of man that it is her job to investigate. Bea is given the assignment to monitor the bank’s quarterly reports and, noticing discrepancies, starts asking Peder some tough questions, coming to the realization that you can’t mix business with pleasure. She realises that Peder is hiding something.
BY ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
The contemporary, thrilling and fast-paced crime series, Van Der Valk, centres on the investigations of a charismatic detective – a complex, thoughtful and ‘real’ sleuth who tackles tough crimes. Set in the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam, the series follows Van der Valk’s engaging, unapologetic and street-smart methods as he leads his dynamic team in solving murders using astute human observation and inspired detection.
BY KESHET INTERNATIONAL
The Trial of Christine Keeler takes us behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times.
At the center of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler (Cookson) – a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.
Written by BAFTA award-winning novelist and screenwriter Amanda Coe (Apple Tree Yard, Room at the Top, Life in Squares) and directed by Andrea Harkin (Come Home, Clique), this six part drama for BBC One takes a fresh look at one of the most infamous British stories: the chain of events in the 1960s that came to be known as the Profumo affair.
Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Gypsy, Red Joan) leads the cast in the role of Christine Keeler. James Norton (McMafia, War and Peace, Happy Valley) stars opposite Cookson in the role of Stephen Ward together with Ellie Bamber (Les Miserables, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Nocturnal Animals) as Mandy Rice-Davies. Ben Miles (Capture, The Crown, The Last Post) plays John Profumo and Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, Delicious) stars as Valerie Profumo. Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Angels in America, Mope) plays Johnny Edgecombe and Anthony Welsh (Journeyman, Black Mirror, Starred Up) plays Aloysius “Lucky” Gordon.
Keren Shahar shared insights of the "The Trial of Christine Keeler" in a Q&A session moderated by Sanja Božić-Ljubičić.
BY BBC STUDIOS
Inspired by Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel, Sanditon tells the story of how a chance accident brings Charlotte Heywood to Sanditon, a seaside resort on the cusp of dramatic change. Spirited and unconventional, Charlotte is initially keen to experience everything the town has to offer, but is then shocked by its scheming and ambitious inhabitants, and intrigued by the secrets they share.
Sallim Mukaddam from BBC Studios International moderated a session with the actors from "Sanditon".
BY YES STUDIOS
Judge Micha Alkobi shot Assaf Ben Atar in cold blood, after he found out from his son that Assaf raped his wife. Now he finds himself in serious trouble, not only with the Ben Attar family, but also with the strongest crime family in the south: the Caucasus mafia, that understands the importance of having a District Judge in its pocket. Micha’s son Shai finds himself in prison and for the first time, the world of crime appeals to him.
Danna Stern, the managing director of Yes Studios, told us all about the exciting projects at Yes Studios. Session was moderated by Maria Rua Aguete.
BY RTV SLOVENIA
Driving home from a New Year’s Eve party, Chief Inspector Taras Birsa – who specialises in sexual misdemeanours and homicide – inadvertently gets involved in a murder investigation. Ordered by their superiors to take on a new co-worker, Taras and his seasoned team start investigating a difficult case: an extraordinarily brutal murder of a young woman. Besides the public pressure, Taras also has personal problems to deal with: after his daughter leaves to study abroad, the resulting void in his family life reveals cracks in his marriage. Will the new case also open a new chapter in Taras’s personal life?
Directed by: Klemen Dvornik, Matevž Luzar
Screenplay: Srdjan Koljević, Matevž Luzar, Miha Hočevar, Tadej Golob
Cinematography: Miloš Srdić
Music: Davor Herceg
Cast: Sebastian Cavazza (Taras), Nika Rozman (Tina), Matej Puc (Osterc), Gregor Čušin (Brajc), Jana Zupančič (Alenka), Gaja Filač (Mojca), Vlado Novak (Cvilak), Matjaž Tribušon (Prelc), Nataša Barbara Gračner (Karin), Branko Šturbej (Drvarič), Igor Samobor (Kristan), Branko Završan (Balažič)
Antonija Mandić had an interesting conversation with the star of "The Lake".