20th jubilee edition of the Skopje Film Festival, this year will bring an exceptionally rich program, it will be screened more than 75 films, also as part of the program are several side activities as workshops, meetings with renowned film authors, the first Macedonian film retrospective of Stanley Kubrick and for the first time will be held the the program “We create together”.
The festival opens on 20 April in the cinema “Millennium” with the film Macedonian premiere of the film “Requiem for Mrs. J.” by the directed Bojan Vuletic, which this year was part of the official program “Panorama” of the 67th Berlin Film Festival. The film is Serbian-Macedonian-Bulgarian-Russian-French co-production, which that tells the story about the clerk Jelena, who decided to commit suicide, but realizes that nothing is simple in the country which is constantly moving back and forth between hardship and transition. On the opening ceremony of the Skopje Film Festival in the audience will be present legendary actress Mirjana Karanovic, who plays the lead role in the film, the director and screenwriter Vuletic, as well as part of the film crew. Macedonian co-producer of the film is Skopje Film Studio.
Festival line up is divided in eight programs: Gala Program, The progtram of Author’s films, Panorama of World Film and Macedonian production, in which the audience will see the latest Macedonian film comedy directed by Kole Angelovski “Oh My Love” as well as several short films recent Macedonian production.
20th edition of the Skopje Film Festival, which is supported by Macedonian Film Agency, from 20 to 28 April will be held in cinema “Millennium”, “Cinematheque of Macedonia” and cinema “Frosina” and the full program can be found on the official website of the festival.