Success in Russia for Maltese film production

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Apr 22, 2021
 

Success in Russia for Maltese film production

 

Moscow, April 2021- The annual EU Russia Film Festival this year took place on the big Russian media platform  OKKO.RU.  It was held between 2 March and 2 April. Every country of the European Union had a film featured which was subtitled in Russian. Malta participated with the film ‘Hemm Dar il-Qala’ or ‘The Weeping House of Qala’.  According to the organisers, ‘Cool Connections’, the Maltese film had a very good performance with over 500 views. The film, moreover, was reviewed extensively in the Russian media which also included comments from the Maltese producers. Among the other films which were shown during the festival, some were Oscar nominees.

 

‘Hemm Dar il-Qala’/ ‘The Weeping House of Qala’ was produced by Mark Doneo and Sean Aquilina in 2018. The film is of horror/thriller genre which deals with a documentary crew who decide to spend a night in the abandoned house in the Gozo village of Qala.

Collage of photos from articles covering the EU Russia Film Festival