WORLD OPENING OF "DOES IT HURT" AT ROTTERDAM FILMFESTIVAL
Aneta Lesnikovska’s dogma film “Does It Hurt” will compete in one of the most prestigious European festivals, 36th Rotterdam Film Festival. With the financial support of the Macedonian Ministry of Culture, the film will be converted to the HDV format necessary for its presentation in Rotterdam (24th January through 4th February). The Macedonian director’s film has entered the main selection and is competing for Tiger together with 14 more works, young directors’ first or second films. The film has been announced on the Web site of the Festival as Dutch-resident filmmaker’s attempt to shoot a Dogma film in her native country. The selection in all programmes includes 44 world and 23 international and 30 European openings.
Three Tigers monetary awards amount to 10,000 euros each and also include ensured distribution in the Netherlands and TV presentation by the VPRO network. The team from “Does It Hurt?” is announcing it as a film about and by young people in Macedonia, a modern story based on true events and persons.
The plot is set in Skopje, and it was shot in locations in the capital and its surroundings. The cast includes Igor Dzambazov, Irena Ristic, Dejan Lilic, Visar Viska, Daniela Stojkovska, Bosko Bozadzievski, Miliana Dodevska, Kire Gjorevski, and Nikola Ristanovski and Toni Mihajlovski have special appearance. People from the Macedonian cultural stage and urban living such as Aco Stankovski, Nikola Gelevski and others also appear.
MD: Let's hope it is going to be received well by the international public, and maybe even win some awards!