The latest film by one of the most influential directors of European cinema, Romanian Christie Puyu “Malmkrog” will open the new “Encounters” section at this year’s 70th anniversary edition of one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world “The Berlinale.”
The film, which in an official statement from the Berlinale called “time travel and thought, which fascinates with precision and inventiveness” is a co-production between Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Bosnia and Northern Macedonia. The main producer is Mandagora of Romania, as a Macedonian co-producer, Sisters and Brother Mitevski sign.
Christie Puyu, in her latest feature film and screenwriter, named it after a village in Transylvania and based it on Vladimir Solovyev’s book Three Conversations on War, Progress and the End of History.
Macedonian production house “Sisters and Brother Mitevski” has a long history of successful collaboration with director Christy Puyu, and is a co-producer of the film “Sierra Nevada” which in 2016 was officially selected at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Director Puyu, among other awards, is the Cannes Laureate of the 2005 Prix Un Certain Regard for the film “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” and the 2004 Golden Bear winner for his short film “Coffee and Cigarettes”.
The production “Sisters and Brother Mitevski” and at the 69th edition of the Berlinale successfully represented our country in the official competition of the film directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska “God exists, her name is Petrunia”. In addition to its premiere in the main program, Teona Strugar Mitevska’s film also won the Ecumenical Independent Jury Prize and the Guild Film Prize.
This year, Macedonia will also be present at the largest US film festival of independent film “Sundance”, starting from January 23 to February 2 with the latest release featuring the short feature film “Sticker”, directed and directed by Georgi M. Unkovski.
According to the program’s 39th edition of the festival, founded by great actor and director Robert Redford, “Sticker” will play in the International Short Films Selection. The film by our young director Georgi M. Unkovski has been selected from among the 5,000 applications for this program, featuring 74 films from 27 countries.
Last year at “Sundance” , “Honeyland” had the incredible success. Macedonian documentary film won three awards, including the Jury Prize in the World Documentary Film Program, the Special Impact Jury Prize for Change for Kotevska and Stefanov, and the Special Camera Award for Samir Ljuma and Fejmi Daut.
On Febryary 9 the eyes of the whole nation will be on Hollywood.”Honeyland”has two Oscar nominations- for Best Documentary and Best Foreign Film.
All these movies are financially supported by the Film Agency of the Republic of Northern Macedonia.