SKOPJE: The Macedonian/Serbian debut feature Second Chance / Vtora shansa directed by Marija Dzidzeva and produced with support from the North Macedonia Film Agency and Film Center Serbia, will have its world premiere at the opening of the 22nd edition of the Skopje Film Festival, set to take place in Skopje from 17 to 25 April 2019. This is the first time that the festival will open with a film by a female director.
Taking place in four locations (Cinema Millennium, Cinema Frosina, Cinematheque of Macedonia and Kotur Cafe), the festival will screen 58 films in 11 sections: Opening, Gala Screenings, Special Screenings, French Focus, European Film Program, Queer Film Days, Panorama of World Cinema, Short Movies, Documentary Movies, Macedonian Production and Homage to Meto Jovanovski. The festival will also host a number of workshops, guests, presentations and discussions.
The documentary film Pepe, a Sublime Life / El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema by Serbian director Emir Kusturica will be screened in the Gala Screenings.
The Skopje Film Festival is organised with support from the North Macedonia Film Agency and the City of Skopje.
OPENING FILM: Second Chance / Vtora shansa (North Macedonia, Serbia) Directed by Marija Dzidzeva Produced by Small Moves Films Coproduced by Biberche Productions Supported by Macedonian Film Agency, Film Center Serbia
EUROPEAN FILM PROGRAMME
Beats (UK)Directed by Brian Welsh
Border (Sweden, Denmark)Directed by Ali Abbasi
Claire Darling (France)Directed by Julie Bertucceli
Those Who Work (Switzerland, Belgium)Directed by Antoine Russbach
Ray & Liz (United Kingdom)Directed by Richard Billingham
Happy As Lazzaro (Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany)Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Comma (North Macedonia, short)Directed by Sezer Salihi
Mis(s)ing Dog (North Macedonia, short)Directed by Antonio Veljanoski
Neon Hearts (North Macedonia, short)Directed by Ana Jakimska
PANORAMA OF WORLD CINEMA
Alpha: The Right to Kill (Philippines)Directed by Brillante Mendoza
The Angel (Argentina, Spain)Directed by Luis Ortega
Asako I & II (Japan, France)Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Divine Love (Brazil, Denmark, Norway, Uruguay, Chile, Sweden)Directed by Gabriel Mascaro
Acid (Russia)Directed by Alexander Gorchilin
Sibel (Turkey, France, Germany, Luxembourg)Directed by Guillaume Giovanetti, Cağla Zencirci