Macedonian Movie Marathon in Czech Republic
The Czech town of Vsetin will host this weekend a marathon of 12 Macedonian movies, MIA’s correspondent from Prague reported.
“The Balkan film festival in Vsetin a short period of time has succeeded in becoming an exceptional cultural event contributing to preserving and developing cultural values and traditions that are being fostered by the Czech Republic and Balkan countries,” stated Macedonia’s ambassador to the country Paskal Stojceski, who is set to open the film festival on Friday evening.
Antonio Mitrikeski’s Children of the Sun, Aleksandar Popovski’s Balkan Is Not Dead, Igor Ivanov’s Piano Room, Vladimir Blazevski’s Punk’s Not Dead, Teona Strugar Mitevska’s How I Killed A Saint are some of the films that are going to be screened to cinema-goers in Vsetin.
Others include Skopje Remixed – an omnibus film consisting of 10 short films by Macedonian up-and-coming directors about the capital of Macedonia, The Longest Journey by Branko Gapo, Goodbye 20th Century by Darko Mitrevski and Across the Lake by Antonio Mitrikeski.
Organizers have also announced the premiere of Honey Night - the latest feature film by Macedonian director and screenwriter Ivo Trajkov, who has been living in the CzechRepublic for years.
The film festival is supported by the Cinematheque of Macedonia and the Macedonian Film Fund and is organized under the auspices of the country’s embassy in Prague.