NEW RECOGNITION FOR MILCO MANCEVSKI
Milcho Manchevski, the most successful of Macedonian directors and since recently, the Ambassador of Macedonian Culture in New York, is a honorary guest of one of ten most distinguished universities in the United States, Brown in Providence, Rhode Island this week. Manchevski will give a lecture entitled: “Ritual: Violence, Society, and Art,” the text of which will be published in “Interpretation” European Journal of Poetics and Hermeneutics by the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU).
“Before the Rain” and “Dust” are being screened this week within a mini retrospective of the director’s works.
A panel discussion analysing Manchevski’s work is being held within the event with a number of representatives of US universities participating. The titles of some of the studies include: “Circle Is Not Round: A National Myth and Narrative Form of Milcho Manchevski’s ‘Before the Rain’,” “Born to Be Wild?: Compulsion of Recurrence, Intermediation and Lessons from History in Three Balkan Films,” “Return to Observation: Western Perception and Wars in Former Yugoslavia in Film” etc.
Director Deborah Scranton is the moderator of the debate. She is the winner of Best Documentary Feature at Tribeca Film Festival 2006 for her “The War Tapes,” a film inspired by “Before the Rain” where the director gives a structural homage to Manchevski’s film.