Macedonian Film Agency Director, Ms Mimi Gjorgoska Ilievska and H.E. Mr. Christian Thimonier, French Ambassador in Macedonia with a joint statement on occasion of the screening of “A fond” in Cineplexx
On 16 January 2017 in the Cinema Cineplex, before the screening of “A Fond” or “Family without brakes”, Ms. Mimi Gjorgoska-Ilievska, Director of the Macedonian Film Agency and H.E. Mr. Christian Thimonier, Ambassador of France in Macedonia, with joint statement welcomed the cooperation between the French producer “Chic Films” and Macedonian producer “Manufaktura”, which brought this film to be shot mostly in Macedonia.
Fulfillment of specific conditions requested by the French producer and benefits offered by the Film law for refunding of 20% of the invested funds, were crucial for the French side. Director of the Macedonian Film Agency and the Ambassador of France, stressed that thanks to this important cooperation in the audiovisual industry, the French partner brought benefit to Macedonia in amount of 2 million euros, for this film with a budget of 12 million euros.
Ms. Gjorgoska and Mr. Tihmonier also expressed hope that the screening of this film will contribute to the promotion of Macedonia as a destination for film ventures and that it will open the way to new collaborations. Finally Mr. Thimonier noted that the film “Family without brakes” has an excellent feedback from the French audience and is well-ranked on the French box office.