Punk's not dead

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Running Time:
104 min.
Vladimir Blazevski
Darko Popov
Blagoja Nedelkovski
Screen Writer:
Vladimir Blazevski
Director of Photography:
Dimo Popov
Aleksandar Pejovski
Principal Cast:
Jordan Simonov, Toni Mihajlovski, Kamka Tocinovski, Xevdet Jashari, Kiril Pop Hristov , Vladimir Tuliev, Flora Dostovska, Ratka Radmanovic
Brief Synopsis:
Protagonists of this black-comedy are punks who deliberately remained at the margins in muddy times of Macedonian transition. The routine of their outsiders’ survival is disturbed by an offer from the local NGO: to make a reunion of their one-time cult punk band and play at some bizarre “multi-cultural-happening”, which is to prove the false image of Macedonia as a land with relaxed ethnic tensions. Some members of the band are still in Skopje, Macedonia, but some left Macedonia during the war and collapse of former Yugoslavia. Here comes the commencement of classical genre’s “gang gathering”, with many obstacles on the borders and on the road as well. Punks prove to be a live challenge for everybody who represents Power and Authority on Balkans. The film is conceived as a black-comedy, somewhere in the limbo-space between road-movie and drama. It is also supposed to be very documentary, a “cinema-verite” feature attempt, and therefore extremely low-budget, not just as a production model, but even more as an aesthetic approach.


EAST OF THE WEST "Crystal Globe" Award - International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, 2011

The MEDIA Award - Tirana Film Festival, Albania, 2011

"Best Film" - Tirana Film Festival, Albania, 2011

"Best Actor" - Film Festival in Prizren,Kosovo, 2011

"DIALOGUE Prize" for Intercultural Communication - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus, Germany, 2011

FEDEORA Award - Euro-Mediterranean Film Festival, Koper - Slovenia, 2011

"Golden Goddess” Special Jury Prize, PriFilmFest, Pristina, 2011

"Golden Mimosa" for Best Male Role - Montenegro Film Festival, Herceg Novi, 2011

Awarded at Cinema Mundi International Film Festival, the Czech Republic, 2012

Audience Award - Sofia International Film Festival, 2012

Best Screenplay - Monaco Charity Film Festival, 2012

Selected festivals:

San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain, 2014

Les Arcs European Film Festival, France, 2013

Nancy – Lorraine International Film Festival, France, 2013

Golden Linden International Film Festival, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 2013

Macedonian Film Festival, Australia, 2012

Tuzla Film Festival, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 2012

Divan Film Festival, Romania, 2012

Targowa Street Film & Music Festival, Lodz, Poland, 2012

International Short Film Festival Asterfest, Strumica, Macedonia, 2012 (in honor of the director Vladimir Blazevski)

European Film Festival Palic, Serbia, 2011

Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, 2011

Film Screenplay Festival, Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, 2011

Film Meetings Festival, Nis, Serbia (actor's festival), 2011

Raindance Film Festival, London - UK, 2011

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2011

Sligo New Music Film Festival, Ireland, 2011

Gijon International Film Festival, Spain, 2011

Kolkata International Film Festival, India, 2011

Leskovac International Film Festival , Serbia, 2011

Belgrade Author's Film Festival, Serbia, 2011

For complete list of festivals click HERE

Official Website:
Production Companies:
Pank Film
Vladimir Komarov 33, 2/1
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Nehruova 44,
Belgrade, Serbia

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The Interview with director Vladimir Blaževski at 46th KVIFF