Sixty years from premiere of first Macedonian film "Frosina"

(MIA) - The first Macedonian feature film "Frosina", premiered in 1952, had permanently pushed the borders of Macedonia's cinematography and opened a new era in the development of Macedonia's seventh art. The film fulfils the beautiful dream of many people introducing an original cinematic expression and criteria that are seen as a turning point in country's cinema.

This was stated by Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska at the Cinematheque of Macedonia at an event marking the diamond 60th jubilee since the premiere of "Frosina".

Speaking at the ceremony, she thanked the stars of the film, Meri Boskova, Ljupka Dzundeva and Aco Jovanovski, for presenting the Macedonian language for the first time on the big screen through the script written by Vlado Maleski.

"We remain consistent regarding our pledges to preserve our rich audiovisual cultural heritage, which is our national pride, but also we are not neglecting the film production. 62 Macedonian movies have been made in the past four years and some of them have been awarded at top international festivals," Kanceska-Milevska said.

The Cinematheque of Macedonia marked the 60th anniversary of the premiere of country's first feature film by organising a screening of the film and a photo exhibition.

Shot in 1951, "Frosina" was directed by Voislav Nanovic and written by Vlado Maleski.


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