FNE at Cannes 2018: Macedonian Cinema in Cannes

By Macedonian Fim Agency

    Meet Macedonian Film Agency in Cannes - SEE Pavilion #135 - Village International Riviera

    Dear friends, with one film in the official competitive program, and four screenings on the film market, as well as with several significant promotional activities, Macedonian cinematography will be part of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Through the Production Company Sisters & Brother Mitevski Macedonia participates in Cannes Programme Main Competition with the latest film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Wild Pear Tree / Ahlat Agaci.

    "The film is the strongest cultural medium, and we believe that its visibility of the most important film reviews in the world should be maximally used for a worthy presentation. In the past period we have been actively working to prepare a modern and attractive promotion of the Macedonian film in Cannes. The selection of a film with Macedonian minority participation in the main competition is a great success, but the other screenings on the film market are no less significant. The future of small cinematographies is in co-production projects, and among the strong competition in the world we can only parry with a well-organized promotion, which we especially struggled this year and made a lot of innovations. "

    The Film Agency will promote Macedonia as a destination for filming in the daily editions of the Hollywood Reporter. In order to promote and improve the activities for promotion of Macedonia as a destination for filming, the Agency for Film also prepared a separate website www.filmingmacedonia.com for which special promotional slides were made with photographs of the most attractive locations for recording.

    During the festival, the Film Agency of Macedonia is to sign an agreement for mutual cooperation in the field of co-production with the Kosovo Film Center, and while on the basis of previous agreements with the Bulgarian Film Center, a text was also prepared for signing an agreement for mutual cooperation the field of co-production.

    Cannes Programme Main Competition 2018

    The Wild Pear Tree / Ahlat Agaci (Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Sweden, Qatar)
    Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Coproduction: Zeyno Film (Turkey), Detail (Germany), RFF International (Bulgaria), 2006 D.O.O. (BiH), Sisters & Brother Mitevski (Macedonia), The Chimney Pot (Sweden), Qatar
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre, the Macedonian Film Agency and the Sarajevo Film Fund, as well as Eurimages. Produced in partnership with Nu Boyana Film Studios.


    Fri, May 18th | 18:00| Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière (festival screening)
    Fri, May 18th | 18:30 | Théâtre Debussy (press screening)
    Fri, May 18th | 18:45 | Bazin (press screening)

    Market Screenings:

    It is our pleasure to invite you to market screenings of new Macedonian films – The Happiness Effect and Grandpa and Grandson.

    The Happiness Effect / Efektot na srekata

    DIRECTED BY Borjan Zafirovski
    PRODUCED BY Sasho Peshev
    MK/AL/XK | 2018
    Debut film - in post-production

    An urban drama about the universal quest for happiness and the meaning of life. The film tells the story of Lea, a young girl fighting for her health. While questioning her life, she starts an unusual quest for happiness and starts to see the effects it makes on other people.

    MON | May 14th | 9:30 | PALAIS B

    Grandpa and Grandson / Dedo I Vnuk

    DIRECTED BY Ilija Piperkoski
    PRODUCED BY Ognen Antov
    MK/RO | 2018
    Debut film - in post-production

    The story starts with the death of a young patient, after which the young doctor Nikola tries to organise his life and visits his grandfather, whom he hasn’t seen in 10 years. The film is about conflicts between generations, with contrasting values and second chance opportunities.

    MON | May 14th | 12:00 | PALAIS C

    Short film corner

    Don’t miss the freshest Macedonian shorts at the Short Film Corner: Edna by Vuk Mitevski and Gottlieb by Krste Gospodinovski.

    If you are interested in the latest Macedonian film productions, feel free to meet us at SEE Pavilion, no. 135, Village International Riviera.
    Looking forward seeing you in Cannes!