MACEDONIAN DREAM AND GRANDMOTHERS OF REVOLUTION AT ZAGREBDOX
Macedonia has two representatives at the third Festival of Documentary Film, Zagrebdox that will be held on 26th February to 4th March. The documentaries “The Macedonian Dream: A Girl and Her Accordion” directed by Biljana Garvanlieva, and “The Grandmothers of Revolution,” a co-production between Slovenia, Cuba, Macedonia and the Netherlands will compete for Grand Seal.
“The Macedonian Dream” tells a story about Emilija who receives an accordion at seven and wins in the Macedonian national competition at 14. Emilija is the only woman in Macedonia to play the accordion and has to prove herself in the man’s world. She champions for the right to compete in an international competition where the condition is to have a professional accordion. The director, Garvanlieva who is also the dramaturgist, lives in Berlin. “The Macedonian Dream” is her first film and she is planning a long-length documentary and a feature film.
“The Grandmothers of Revolution” is a co-production between Slovenia, Cuba, Macedonia and the Netherlands. The film is directed by Petra Seliskar, and the script and production is by our Brand Ferro and Petra. Filip Grcevski is editor, and the author of the scores is Macedonian prominent composer Nikola Kodzabashija. The story is about the extreme lifestyle in line with the ideology of the director’s ancestors. It is a story about families divided between Europe and South America and the political situations there. The film is full of emotions and humour that show love for values and belief in three different political ideologies.
Macedonian directors Suzana Dinevski and Marija Dzidzeva will be the guests of this year’s Zagrebdox. They will present the projects “The Nigerian Case” and “I’m Looking for A Bride.”
MD: And again a film festival! Let’s hope they will get some prizes!