“Love is not an orange” UK premiere at London Film Fest Week 8th of December

London Film Week presents the UK Premiere of Love is not an Orange by Otilia Babara.

 

Through the use of intimate private archives, Otilia Babara depicts the fragility of family bonds through the eyes of a generation of Moldovan mothers and daughters who were forced to live apart in order to survive. While doing so, she portrays a post-soviet country caught in a crossroads of history. A country whose women were unwittingly put in charge of making the transition from communism to capitalism.

 

Dreaming Walls Belgian Cinema Release ***

VOLKSKRANT https://www.volkskrant.nl/cultuur-media/het-legendarische-chelsea-hotel-is-nu-gewoon-een-hip-hotel-behalve-op-de-eerste-verdieping~b4bfb8ae/

CINEVOX https://www.cinevox.be/fr/amelie-van-elmbt-deconstruire-le-mythe-pour-en-observer-les-fondations/ & https://www.cinevox.be/fr/dreaming-walls-ghost-story/

DE MORGEN https://www.demorgen.be/tv-cultuur/docu-over-legendarisch-new-yorks-logement-hoe-zou-het-nog-zijn-met-het-chelsea-hotel~b21a89ae/

 

Immerse yourself completely in the atmosphere of the legendary Hotel Chelsea by watching the movie “Dreaming Walls”, in which the last residents of the hotel take you to a mythical place.

 

🎬 Cinéma Vendôme 9/11, 10/11, 11/11, 12/11, 13/11, 14/11, 15/11

🎬 Cinema ZED Leuven 9/11, 10/11, 14/11, 15/11, 16/11, 18/11, 20/11, 21/11, 22/11, 25/11, 28/11, 29/11

🎬 kunstencentrum BUDA 9/11, 10/11, 11/11, 12/11, 13/11, 15/11, 17/11, 21/11, 22/11

🎬 Grignoux 9/11

🎬 Palace 9/11, 10/11, 11/11, 12/11, 13/11, 14/11, 15/11

🎬 Cinema Lumière Antwerpen 9/11, 12/11, 14/11

🎬 Sphinx Cinema 10/11, 11/11

🎬 Cinés Wellington 10/11, 14/11, 15/11

🎬 Grignoux 10/11, 14/11, 15/11, 16/11, 17/11, 18/11, 21/11, 22/11, 23/11, 25/11, 29/11, 30/11

🎬 CINEMATEK 11/11

🎬 De Cinema 13/11

🎬 Cinema ZED Hasselt 13/11

🎬 Maison Culture de Tournai 16/11, 17/11, 19/11, 21/11, 23/11, 26/11, 28/11, 29/11

🎬 Flagey 23/11

🎬 De Roma 29/11

🎬 Ciné4 30/11

🎬 Plaza Arthouse Cinema

“Love is not an orange” wins the Silver Eye Award 2022 for Best Film of the East Silver market at Ji.hlava Internation Documentary Film Festival.

Congrats to director Otilia Babara !

My Paper Life invited to IDFA Best of Fest

Very honoured to present Vida Dena’s My Paper Life at the upcoming IDFA Best of Fest Selection. We hope to meet you there.

Dreaming Walls invited for IDFA’s Best of Fest

Very pleased to present Dreaming Walls, a documentary written and directed by Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier, at the upcoming IDFA Film Festival in the category Best of Fest.

Congrats to both directors and the whole team involved.

Love is not an Orange premiering at Dok Leipzig

We’re very honoured to announce that Otilia Babara first feature documentary LOVE IS NOT AN ORANGE is premiering at Dok Leipzig.

A delicate documentary about a generation of girls who grew up with absent mothers, economic migrants to Western Europe after the Soviet Union’s collapse. A ritualised mail exchange took place: mothers sent money and goods, while children sent videotapes in return. This intimate home video archive was the material of our film.

Young Plato shortlisted for the Grierson Awards

Young Plato has been shortlisted for the very prestigious 2022 Grierson Awards, run by The Grierson Trust in the UK. Our ‘wee film’ about principal Kevin Mc Arevey and his excellent team’s work at Holy Cross Boys’ PS is one of only 8 films shortlisted from around the world in the Best Cinema Documentary category, and we are up against the giants of documentary – 2 National Geographic, 1 Netflix, 1 HBO, 1 Apple TV docs, our good friend, Jerry Rothwell’s The Reason I Jump and The Academy award winner 2022, Summer of Soul. Stiff competition but Young Plato has a huge heart and like David against Goliath, we will prevail.

US release of Dreaming Walls

Today is the US release date of Dreaming Walls.
#DreamingWalls “is a multi-dimensional cinematic requiem for the Hotel Chelsea as it once was—the epicenter of a Bohemian New York that now exists only in memory.” — Martin Scorsese
#DreamingWalls is now playing in theaters and on demand.

US premiere for Dreaming Walls

This was a very special screening of Dreaming Walls at the Tribeca Festivals, joined by many of the characters of our film, still living at the Chelsea, the directors and the filmteam.

Final clap for FUGA

We’re very excited to celebrate the end of the shooting of FUGA. For this film, directors Mary Jiménez & Bénédicte Liénard have shot 11 weeks on location in Peru.

 

Noor receives pitching award

Our coproduction NOOR, the new film by Jérôme Le Maire, received the RTS Pitching Award at the Visions du Réel festival held in Nyon this week. Great start for his new film.

Ma vie en papier wins Interreligious Award at Visions du Reel

Honoured to win the Interreligious Award at Visions du Réel. Below the jury statement:

A film that captures the kindness of its director, aside from her characters, who she cares about so much. From drawings made by each member of the family, the scenes reveal fragments of dreams confronted with the realities that the protagonists must face. Vida Dena uncovers with attention and tenderness the problems specific to exile: shaken identities, sometimes difficult integrations, but also those specific forces that make us dream and make life stronger than anything. Tense between past and future, life and dream, roots and identity, this original film features drawings that are integrated in an alluring and poetic animation.