Original Format:
35 mm
Year of Released:
Running Time:
123 min.
Milcho Manchevski
Christina Kallas
Zaklina Stojcevska
Screen Writer:
Milcho Manchevski
Director of Photography:
Vladimir Samoilovski
Igor Vasilev
Principal Cast:
Ana Stojanovska, Dimitar Gjorgjievski, Vladimir Jacev, Ratka Radmanovic, Salaetin Bilal, Dime Iliev
Brief Synopsis:

Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village – an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning women are found raped and strangled in a small town. The fiction slowly turns into a documentary. Marking the return of Milcho Manchevski, MOTHERS portrays all types: dedicated, neglectful, loving, absent. Through these women, Manchevski renders the faces of human tragedy and joy. Employing an innovative structure, the three stories in MOTHERS highlight the delicate relationships of truth and fiction, of drama and documentary. What is the nature of truth? Directed with a keen eye for contemporary Macedonia, the film eschews neatnarrative devices and pushes the viewer to confront their own definitions of filmic reality


Silver Award for Film as Art Phenomenon – Minsk International Film Festival Listаpad, Belarus, 2011

Directing Award – Lјubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia, 2011

Critics Award for Best Film “Nebojsa Djukelic” – FEST International Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011

Special Jury Prize in the selection “Europe out of Europe”- FEST International Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011

FEDEORA (Federation of European and Mediterranean Film Critics) Award – Cinema City International Film Festival, 2011


Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2010

ICFF Manaki Brothers, Bitola, Macedonia, 2010

Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brazil, 2010

Brno Cinema Mundi, Poland, 2010

Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, USA, 2011

Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2011

Vilnius International Film Festival, Latvia, 2011

Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey, 2011

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Spain, 2011

Open City Docs Fest, London, UK, 2011

Scottsdale International Film Festival, USA, 2011

Pula International Film Festival, Croatia, 2011

Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 2011

Transylvania International Film Festival Cluj, Sibiu, Romania, 2011

Moscow Film Festival, Russia, 2011

Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, 2011

Syracuse International Film Festival, USA, 2011

Semana de Cinema Experimental, Madrid, Spain, 2011

International Film Festival of Goa, India, 2011

PriFilm Fest, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2011

Alpe Adria Cinema, Trieste Film Festival, Italy, 2012

Macedonian Film Festival, Australia, 2012

East by SouthEast Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012

“Europe on Screen” Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2013

Nancy – Lorraine International Film Festival, France, 2013

Macedonian Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2015

Official Website:
Production Companies:
Banana Film
1000 Skopje, Macedonia  

Cine-Sud Promotion
130, rue de Turenne
75003 Paris, France

Elements Film 
92, Maria-Louisa blvd.
1680 Sofia, Bulgaria
Sales Contact:
Rendez-Vous Pictures
Phillippe Tasca
c+ 33 (0) 673 045 072