Golden Umbrella Awards’ nominees for Best Drama Series

PURE LOVE (Croatia)

Producer: NOVA TV CR

Director: Josip Zuvan, Zoran Margetic, Tanja Golic, David Kapac

Cast: Martina Subasic

Storyline:  A former policeman (Tomo) is coming back to his hometown and starts working as a garbage man. There he meets Sonja, living with her fiancé Ranko. They know each other since childhood. Life got the best out of Tomo, while Ranko grew up to be different.

 

TATTOO (Greece)

Producer: ALPHA TV

Director: Andreas Georgiou

Cast: Stefanos Mihail, Danae Pappa, Apostolos Gletsos, Evelina Papoulia

Storyline: Anna leaves London and her husband, for Greece and a man she met online, Alex.The two of them fall in love from the first touch.Everything seems to be going perfect, until one night Alex disappears.After that, a story full of secrets and passion begins.

 

EVERMORE (Turkey)

Producer: STAR TV/GLOBAL AGENCY

Director: Zeynep Günay Tan, Deniz Kolo?

Cast: Özcan Deniz, Asl? Enver

Storyline: Beautiful and kind hearted Sureyya is a talented musician. After graduating from the Conservatory of Music, she jumps into the music industry working as a back vocalist and singing in commercial jingles. She leads a modest life living with her aunt, her only relative in the world. Her unpretencious and humble life changes forever once she falls in love with Faruk Boran who is a wealthy and handsome business man with family roots in Bursa city.

 

BITTERSWEET (Turkey)

Producer: STAR TV/GLOBAL AGENCY

Director: Ça?r? Yaprak

Cast: Can Yaman, Özge Gürel

Storyline: Studying Gastronomy and Culinary Arts at the university and aspiring to become a professional chef, Nazli wants to become a master in Japanese cuisine and dreams of opening her own restaurant.She shares an apartment with her sister and a friend. In order to support their home, she searches for an extra job and starts working as a cook at a rich businessman’s house. 

 

GOLDEN HORDE (Russia)

Producer: CHANNEL ONE/GLOBAL AGENCY

Director: Timur Alpatov

Cast: Alexander Ustyugov, Svetlana Kolpakova

Storyline: It is the end of the 13th century, and medieval Russia is languishing under the Mongolian yoke. Grand Prince Yaroslav dreams of uniting separate Russian principalities and doing away with the loathsome oppression, but his own brother, banished Prince Boris, and his elder son Vladimir end up as his adversaries on his path to liberation.

 

HEARTBEAT (Turkey)

Producer: SHOW TV/GLOBAL AGENCY

Director: Yusuf Pirhasan

Cast: Öykü Karayel, Gökhan Alkan

Storyline: Even though the world is a terrible place, there are always people who prove that the good people will ultimately win. Eylul is a successful neurosurgeon, who is brave enough to stand up to vulgar patients talking down on her for being a female doctor and asking for a male doctor instead. 12 years ago when Eylul was still very young, her life changed significantly: her mother committed suicide.

 

 

FROZEN MEMORIES (Portugal)

Producer: SIC  

Director: Hugo Xavier

Cast: Sandra Belata Bela, Pepe Rapazote

Storyline: After losing your memory, who can you trust? Frozen Memories tells the story of Rosa, who suffers from retrograde amnesia, and Narcisa, who tries to take advantage of her sister’s accident to keep all the wealth she built in the last decade. It also tells the story of Daniel, Rosa’s husband who becomes a total stranger to her overnight. Daniel ends up losing her to Marcelo, the doctor who saves Rosa’s life after the accident.

 

BABYLON BERLIN (Germany)

Producer: SKY 1/NETFLIX/BETAFILMS

Director: Tom Tykwer,Achim von Borries,Henk Handloegten

Cast: Volker Bruch, Liv-Lisa Fries, Matthias Brandt, Peter Kurth

Storyline:  Berlin in the Roaring Twenties: It is a metropolis for those with talent and ambition, for those in a hustle. It is BABYLON BERLIN. But beneath the glittering surface, the impoverished masses strive for a better life. It is a time of organized crime and political extremism. The old militaristic elites have not yet abdicated, while an even more dreadful monster starts flexing its muscles.

 

THE VANISHING (Germany)

Producer: 23/5 FILMPRODUKTION/BETAFILMS

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid

Cast: Julia Jentsch,Stephan Zinner, Nina Kunzendorf, Sebastian Blomberg

Storyline: On first glance, it’s an inconspicuous small town near the German-Czech border with nothing much to offer its youths. So it is not surprising that despite the efforts of her mother Michelle, Janine and her friends Manu and Laura have apparently slid down the path of error. Having last been seen dazed and injured, Janine suddenly vanishes. 

 

LA ZONA (Spain)

Producer: KOWALSKI FILM/BETAFILMS

Director: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo, Alberto Sánchez-Cabezudo

Cast: Eduard Fernández , Emma Suárez 

Storyline: The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. One of the victims is police inspector Hector Uria’s 20 year-old son Fede. 

 

BEAUTIFUL LIFE (Egypt)

Producer: BEELINK PRODUCTIONS FZ LLC

Director: Hussein El Minbbawy

Cast: Hend Sabry, Dhafer El-Abdeen, Anoshka, Hanan Motawe’, Hany Adel, Ragaa’ El-Geddawy, Mostafa Fahmy, Noha Abdeen, Ahmed Hatem, Salma Abu-Deif.

Storyline: Amina is a brave young woman with a prodigious capacity for love  and endurance. She decides to fight cancer with all her might with the help and support of her loving family and friends. Her illness becomes a transformation process in her life.

 

EUGENIE NIGHTS (Egypt)

Producer: BEELINK PRODUCTIONS

Director: Hani Khalifah

Cast: Zafer El Abdeen, Amina Khalil, Ingy Al Mokadem,

Storyline: The series events revolve in the year 1946; – where we see the apparent tension in the relationship between doctor Farid and his wife Aida, on the other side, we see Kariman who is married to Ismail, a rich feudal, but so cold hearted, skeptic and jealous

 

SIDE GAMES (USA-Spain)

Producer: ONDIRECTV/MEDIAPRO/IMAGINA

Director: Daniel Calparsoro

Cast: Luis San Narciso

Storyline: Adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Javier Tebas and Pedro Torréns that uses the world of soccer as its backdrop to deal with the fragility of human nature and how easy it can become corrupted.

 

MOUNTAIN DREAMS (Slovenia)

Producer: PLANET TV

Storyline: Mountain Dream is a story about two youngsters in love, whose families have quarrelled for almost three generations. Mateja, a young talented skier, whose career is financed by her grandmother Amalija, faces a dilemma when she injures herself.

 

STOLEN LIFE  (Bulgaria)

Producer: Dream Team Films

Director: Pavel Vesnakov

Cast:  Julian Vergov, Vladimir Penev, Vladimir Karamazov, Emil Markov, Naum Shopov,

Storyline: Docent Victor Bankov has return to St. Cyril 39’s Hospital with his wife

Eva, who wakes after a year in coma. The new manager of the hospital and

father of Eva – Prof. Asen Tsonev, is doing everything possible to keep

Bankov away from his daughter. Thanks to Hristo Karagyozov, the sanitarian,

Bankov succeed to return to the team of the hospital as a regular physician.

 

THE QUEEN OF FLOW (LA REINA DEL FLOW) (Columbia)

Producer: CARACOL TELEVISION

Directors: Rodrigo Lalinde, Liliana Bocanegra

Cast: Carolina Ramirez, Carlos Torres, Andrés Sandoval

Synopsis: “The Queen of Flow” tells the story of Yeimy Montoya, a talented young woman who pays a wrongful sentence in a New York prison. Her only desire is to get out to take revenge against all those who destroyed her life.

 

MOM OF NUMBER 10 (LA MAMA DEL 10) (Columbia)

Producer: CARACOL TELEVISION

Directors: Andrés Marroquin

Cast: Karent Hinestroza and Sergio Herrera

Synopsis: “Mom of Number 10” tells the story of Tina Manotas, a beautiful and humble woman forced to leave her hometown because of problems his husband Edwin gets involved in. Already in the big city, Edwin abandons her with their two sons, and she must overcome difficulties and lack of money.

 

I’M ALIVE ( Spain)

Producer: IMAGINA INTERNATIONAL SALES & RTVE

Director: Daniel Ecija , Fernando Lopez Puig

Cast: Luis San Narciso, Tonucha Vidal

Storyline: Insperctor Vargas manages to find the most wanted killer but after a frantic chase he suffers an accident. He awakens in an unrecognizable place where a strange man informs him that there has been an error and he should not be dead.

 

LIFELINE (Spain)

Producer: IMAGINA INTERNATIONAL SALES

Director: Emilio Aragon

Cast: Luis San Narciso

Storyline: Álex, a reputed surgeon, leads a normal life until he has a heart attack and gets a heart transplant as a consequence. From that moment onwards, he will start having strange nightmares about the murder of his heart donor.

 

RAVEN (Poland)

Producer: STUDIO CANAL

Director: MACIEJ PIEPRZYCA

Cast: MICHAL ZURAWSKI,CEZARY LUKASIEWICZ,ANDRZEJ ZABORSKI

Storyline: Adam Kruk, a brilliant police inspector from Lodz, is temporarily sent to work in an unforgiving city on Poland’s eastern border, to solve a mysterious case.

Kruk must uncover the truth behind the kidnapping of a teenage boy whilst also dealing with his traumatic past in the city that is all too familiar to him, his birth town…

 

PROS AND CONS (Denmark)

Producer: STUDIO CANAL

Director: MIKKEL SERUP

Cast: LENE MARIA CHRISTENSEN ,LARS RANTHE,LOTTE ANDERSEN

Storyline:Pros and Cons stars Danish acting talents Lars Ranthe and Lene Maria Christensen as a couple leading a quiet family life in the suburbs of Copenhagen, while at the same time hiding their past as notorious con artists.But one day their past catches up with them, and they now have to juggle their creative, clever and rather illegal tricks with their family life…