Set in the quaint town of Veles, three sisters long to escape the suffocating environment of their dying community. Burdened by memories of their late father, each chooses a different path.... See full summary »
Teona Strugar Mitevska
The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A ... See full summary »
Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She ... See full summary »
A promising début feature tells the story of a young woman returning from America to discover the realities of life in Macedonia, that looks as if it will explode with all the soldiers, corrupt crooks and terrorist idealists.
Teona Strugar Mitevska
A small border post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border in the spring of 1987. Frustrated and always drunk, lieutenant Pasic feels a strange pain in his groins. He seeks help from the only ... See full summary »
After a quarrel with his wife, a man leaves their apartment with one suitcase only. Having slept in a train station, the police legitimates him and found him suspicious. Soon he'll find ... See full summary »
Macedonia is a small country, in the heart of the Balkans, which for five centuries was under the yoke of the Ottoman Empire. The action of the film "To the Hilt" takes place in the years ... See full summary »
The story of Macedonian soldiers who were captured by the Greek army and taken to the prison camps on Greek islands during Greek Civil War in 1946. Suspected of being communists, they are maltreated by the Greek officers running the camp.
" If school is taught under a roof of darkness, then ignorance is the principal subject "
In many corners of Europe, there are tragic stories of early childhood suffered by those who survived the educational atrocities. The novel upon which this film is based, was written by Zhivko Chingo. Entitled, " The Great Water " or " Golemata Voda " in Macdonian, it is the story of Old Lem (Meto Jovanovski) recalling his early youth. Reminiscing his childhood as a boy played by (Saso Kekenovski), he recalls the shocking and abysmal conditions of his socialist's party school where he suffered indoctrination decreed by the Stalinist propaganda. Director Ivo Trajkov, documents the children's gloomy, dreary atmosphere, amid the dark often torturous conditions of the Czeck government's state run orphanages. Deprived of faith, hope and spirit, Lem dreams of freedom are non-existence until he meets Isak Keyten (Maja Stankovska) who's very appearance promises friendship. Under the watchful eyes of the Warden (Mitko Apostolovski) and his aid Komrade Olivera (Verica Nedeska) life is grim at best. Still, Lem believes if he can win friendship in the eyes of Isak, then hope lies in his future. The dark, nearly impregnable prison presents itself as a bottomless pit where all dreams are forbidden. In this movie, the author's worse nightmares are the currency by which children exchange their obedience for a day's existence. ****
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