Films supported by Macedonian Film Fund on the 32th Edition of ICFF
Macedonian premiere of the film „As If I'm Not There“
On 17th October at the Cultural Centre in Bitola in the ICFF "Manaki Brothers" was held Macedonian premiere of the film "As If I'm Not There" directed by Junaita Wilson. The film is Irish-Swedish-Macedonian co-production. It was filmed almost entirely in Macedonia and nearly 90 percent of the actors are from Macedonia. The main role in film interprets Natasha Petrovic. The film was shown at 90 festivals worldwide. After his Macedonian premiere has been announced and its distribution. The film "As if I'm not there" is the Irish representative for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
World premiere of two Macedonian films:
On this edition of the ICFF “Manaki Brothers” world premiere had“Sarah, the myth” short film directed by Sasha Stanishik and “Sound seekers” documentary directed by Susana Dinevski.
The screening of the film “Sound seekers” was held on 17th October at 6pm in the Small hall of the Cultural Center in Bitola. The film was screened as part of the Documentary Program. This documentary tells the true story about the family Bogdanovski from Veles, it displays their creative process of making violins. The film documents the personal story of Svetozar, the Macedonian Stradivarius from Veles, Kostadin, Maria and Tatiana, and their quest for perfect tone – it sound like endless sound seekers…
The screening of the film “Sarah, the myth” was held on 18th October at 8pm in the Small hall of the Cultural Center in Bitola. The film was screened as part of the Short Film Program. “Sarah, the myth” tells the story of the arrival of the famous French actress Sarah Bernhard in Bitola in the midst of the First World War, when this place was the centre of Front Arena. The story begins with the arrival of Sarah Bernhard in Bitola in August 1916. She comes here to entertain French troops and to see her lover, a French general who is one of the commanders on the French Army. Mrs. Bernhard is at that time about seventy years old, stays in Bitola only one day and one night.
Screening of “Violent Youth” short film by Marko Gjokovik
On this edition of the ICFF “Manaki Brothers” as part of the Short Film Program was screened the short film “Violent Youth” directed by Marko Gjokovik. The screening was held on 19th October at 3:30pm in the Small hall of the Cultural Center in Bitola. This short film deals with the topic as violence is a major and current issues of today’s life. The message of the film is “violence leaves a trace” and tells about deviant behavior of teenagers.