Film Festival CineDays 2015 to Kick Off in Skopje on November 12

The 14th European Film Festival “CineDays 2015” opens next week on November 12 with the premiere of Three Days in September by Macedonian director Darjan Pejovski. The film has been also selected to vie for awards in the official program.

The festival, running until November 21, will offer more than 100 films divided into several programs, including the Official Selection, CineBalkan, Gala Premieres, Music Documentaries, Latvian and Macedonian short films and an additional program of workshops, concerts and debates.

 “These are memorable moments for me after many years making attempts to open the festival with a Macedonian premiere. This year CineDays opens with Three Days in September by Darjan Pejovski, which is in the Official Selection,” director of the Youth Cultural Center, Zlatko Stevkovski told journalists on Thursday.

The Gala Premieres program includes some of the most critically acclaimed and award­winning films of 2015 so far – Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Vinterberg, The Second Chance by Susanne Bier, Youth by Paolo Sorrentino, Tale of Tales by Matteo Garrone, Francofonia by Alexander Sokurov, Sunstroke by Nikita Mikhalkov, Everything Will Be Fine by Wim Wenders, My Mother by Nanni Moretti, Irrational Man by Woody Alen and Dheepan by Jacques Audiard.

Music lovers will get the chance to see the documentary about Amy Winehouse, simply titled Amy, The Passion and Sound of West Berlin 1979-­1989, which is a documentary describing the last decade of this city before the fall of the Berlin Wall, followed by a documentary about the Macedonian hip-­hop scene, a film about the US band Morphine and a conceptual film about Laurie Anderson.

Films by up-­and-­coming directors will be screened in the official program and CineBalkan. This year’s festival will also host an international panel discussion about migration with professors of sociology, political sciences and filmmaking from the region and Europe.

The best films in the official competition and CineBalkan program will be awarded with EUR 5,000 each.

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