On the series front, the revolution from Eastern Europe

DECRYPTION – Making a breakthrough in festivals, productions from the Balkans, Poland, Hungary are essential on our screens even if the war in Ukraine upsets the situation.

From Séries Mania to Canneséries via the autumnal Geneva festival, fiction from Eastern Europe and the Balkans conquers programming and prizes. This is like the awards given to the Croatian black comedy The Last Socialist Artefact or Serbian thriller Awake. The spectators are not left out: they are 5 million to date to have devoured on servant of the people, the premonitory series that brought Volodymyr Zelensky to power. The one who was a successful actor embodies an honest and naive professor becoming president of Ukraine. Soon, the faithful of the Franco-German channel will discover The Silence, a thriller about human trafficking between Ukraine and Croatia which had its premiere at the Berlinale. A sign of the rise in power and range of production from these regions.

“The movement started a decade ago with the arrival of HBO and Netflix who invested in local projects. Public broadcasting was no longer the only…

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