Lazar

Original Format:
Year of Released:
2015
Running Time:
110 min
Director:
Svetozar Ristovski
Producer:
Svetozar Ristovski, Igor Nola, Galina Toneva, Guillaume de Seille
Editor:
Atanas Georgiev, Benoit Delbove
Screen Writer:
Svetozar Ristovski, Grace Lea Troje
Director of Photography:
Dejan Dimeski
Principal Cast:
Vedran Zivolic, Dejan Lilic, Natasa Petrovic, Goran Navojec, Aleksander Sano, Krassimira Kuzmanova
Brief Synopsis:
The film is set in present-day Macedonia. Lazar works as a ‘decoy’ or ‘bait’ who distracts the police and oversees the transfer of illegal immigrants across the border with the EU. Intelligent and discreet, he lives under the patronage of a local mobster and is able to support his family with the money he makes from trafficking. He falls in love with a young student, a stranger to his world, and contemplates changing his life. Reluctantly, he brings his brother-in-law Toni to join the smuggling gang. One night, Toni is responsible for the drowning of one of the immigrants. Lazar is called to help and is faced with an impossible decision.

Awards:

Best Film, Audience Award , “Golden Gate of Pula”, Pula Film Festival, Croatia, 2016

Best Acting Performance,“Golden Arena”, Pula Film Festival, Croatia, 2016

Festivals:



Skopje Film Festival, Macedonia, 2016

International Film Festival FEBIOFEST, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016

Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb, 2016

Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium, 2016

Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2016

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2016

Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, 2015

„CinEast Film Festival“ in Luxembourg, 2015

Cinemed International Festival of Mediterranean Films, Montpellier, France, 2015

International Cinematograpers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers, Macedonia, 2015





Production Companies:
Small moves
Address: str. Kosturski heroi 57/1
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel: + 389 2 3211 073
sristovski@hotmail.com
svetozar@smallmovesfilms.com

Mainframe Productions
Nova Cesta 60,
Zagreb, Croatia
igor@mainframeproduction.com
www.mainframeproduction.com

Gala Film 
1B Strumitza Str. 
Sofia, Bulgaria
galafilm@gala-film.bg

Arizona Films
5, Boulevard Barbes
75018 Paris, France
guillaume@arizonafilms.net
www.arizonafilms.net