FESTIVALS: World Premiere of Year of the Monkey to Open 2018 Skopje Film Festival

Year of the Monkey by Vladimir Blazevski Year of the Monkey by Vladimir Blazevski

SKOPJE: The Macedonian/Serbian/Slovenian/Kosovan coproduction Year of the Monkey / Godina na majmunot by Vladimir Blazevski will have its world premiere at the opening of the 21st edition of the Skopje Film Festival, set to take place in Skopje from 19 to 26 April 2018. More than 50 films will be screened at the festival.

The audience of SFF at three locations (Cinema Millennium, Cinema Frosina and Cinematheque of Macedonia) will watch films offered in eight sections: Authors Films, Panorama of World Cinema, Macedonian Production, European Film Program, Short Films, French Film Focus, Hitchcock's Retrospective and Queer Focus.

In the Macedonian Production programme, the festival will screen eight national feature and short films. The Bulgarian/German feature 3/4 by Ilian Metev is among the four films in the European Film Program.

The Skopje Film Festival is organised with the support from the Macedonian Film Agency and the City of Skopje.

The line-up for the Authors Film Section, European Film Section and the Macedonian Section follows:


The Guilty (Denmark)
Directed by Gustav Möller

C`est La Vie (France)
Directed by Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Butterflies (Turkey)
Directed by Tolga Karaçelik

A Private Affair (Italy)
Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

See You up There (France)
Directed by Albert Dupontel

Taksim Hold’em (Turkey)
Directed by Michael Önder


Year of the Monkey / Godina na majmunot (Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Kosovo)
Directed by Vladimir Blazevski
Produced by Pank Film Production
Coproduced by Kiselo Dete, Strup Produkcija
Supported by Eurimages, SEE Cinema Network, Macedonian Film AgencyFilm Center Serbia, Kosovo Film Centre and Slovenian Film Centre 

Cobra (Macedonia, feature documentary)
Directed by Igor Ivanov
Produced by Black Cat Production, Skopje Film Studio
Supported by the Macedonian Film Agency

Would You Look at Her (Macedonia, short)
Directed by Goran Stolevski
Supported by the Macedonian Film Agency

Blessed (Macedonia, Czech Republic, short)
Directed by Miliana Lenak

The Water (Macedonia, Albania, Mexico, short)
Directed by Kiril Karakash, Svetislav Podleshanov

The Other (Macedonia, short)
Directed by Batuhan Ibrahim

The Macedonian Don Quixote (Macedonia, short)
Directed by Konstantin Plevnesh

Mishko (Macedonia, short)
Directed by Hanis  Bagashov

The Last Church Bells (Macedonia, short)
Directed by Nikolce Popovski


3/4 (Bulgaria, Germany)
Directed by Ilian Metev
Produced by Chaconna Films 
Coproduced by Sutor Kolonko  
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, ZDF/ARTE, ZDF-Kleines Fernsehspiel, Film und Medienstiftung NRW and MEDIA Creative Europe

Valley of Shadows (Norway)
Directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen

Holiday (Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden)
Directed by Isabella Eklöf

Pure Hearts (Italy)
Directed by Roberto De Paolis