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BBC shooting War and Peace in Vilnius

BBC shooting War and Peace in Vilnius

A six-part television series based on Leo Tolstoy‘s novel War and Peace has begun filming in Vilnius. The series is being made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. Julia Stannard, Producer of War and Peace, said: “Filming is going extremely well in Vilnius. Everyone is being really helpful and supportive and we have been made to feel so welcome in this beautiful city.” Filming will take place in various locations around the Old Town of Vilnius, in buildings, in courtyards on... Continue reading

Daniela Fejerman wraps the shoot for La espera in Lithuania

Daniela Fejerman wraps the shoot for La espera in Lithuania

The filming of this intense, personal drama has come to an end; the movie examines the difficulties and ins and outs of a process whereby a Spanish couple try to adopt a child in Eastern Europe. Daniela Fejerman is a Spanish-based Argentinian director, best known so far for her romantic comedies My Mother Likes Women, Semen (A Love Sample) and 7 Minutes. With her fourth film, she turns a radical new corner in her filmography, tackling a struggle that she has lived through herself: that of adopting a child in... Continue reading

BBC true-life courtroom drama The Eichmann Show films Lithuania as Jerusalem

BBC true-life courtroom drama The Eichmann Show films Lithuania as Jerusalem

The BBC’s historical drama The Eichmann Show stars Martin Freeman as a pioneering TV producer and filmed on location in Vilnius, Lithuania. Feelgood Fiction doubled the city for Jerusalem to recreate the infamous 1961 trial of prominent Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann’s trial was the first televised event of its kind and daily highlights were broadcast to audiences in 37 different countries. Testimony delivered during the trial made the world aware of the true horrors of the Holocaust for the first time some 15 years after the war had ended. A... Continue reading

Lithuania is a Strategic Partner in Halifax

Lithuania is a Strategic Partner in Halifax

An interview with Kestutis Drazdauskas, the head of The Independent Producers Association of Lithuania: Lithuania is the leader in Baltics. Several projects are still in the works, like a 1,100 square meter stage which will include the largest green screen in the Baltics, make up and wardrobe studios, and production offices. Vilnius Film Cluster is going to digitize 30 screens in small towns throughout Lithuania which will develop new audiences. The country itself has 40 screens which are city-centered multiplexes which show Lithuanian films along with the usual fare of U.S.... Continue reading

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