A successful young doctor with a beautiful wife, a happy child, and a comfortable house finds his life suddenly changed in ways he never thought possible after being injured in a serious car accident. To the outside eye Lazar Perkov has everything – indeed his friends and colleagues have even gone so far as to christen him with the nickname “Lucky.” But appearances can sometimes be…
Tag Archives: Republic of Macedonia
Karaula / The Border Post (2006) Rajko Grlic, Toni Gojanovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Action, Comedy, Drama
A small border post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border in the spring of 1987. Frustrated and always drunk, lieutenant Pasic feels a strange pain in his groins. He seeks help from the only doctor among the soldiers, Sinisa, who diagnoses a sexually transmitted disease. Not wishing his wife to know about it and trying to find excuses not to go home, he declares a state of emergency, claiming that the Albanian army is preparing an attack against Yugoslavia. A joke transforms into war hysteria: soldiers dig trenches, Pasic grows wilder as the days go by, Sinisa embarks on a dangerous liaison, and his best friend Ljuba decides to leave the army. The situation slowly runs out of control…
The Piano Room (2013) Igor Ivanov Izi, Natasha Petrovic, Jovica Mihajlovski, Svetozar Cvetkovic, Drama
Throughout the years, various guests stay at the room with the piano of an old hotel and their lives change there for better or more often for worse. Surgeon Victor meets his mistress Eva there regularly. Nina and Goga are a young lesbian couple, who must keep their relationship secret, so they only meet on occasion, despite having this relationship since their teen years. This might be their last meeting. Another guest is a businessman, who secretly enjoys wearing women’s clothes. Turkish father and son, who work as truck drivers and smugglers, also always stay in that room, when they need a place to sleep during their long routes. Petar and Marta stay there as a newlywed couple full of joy and hope, and then return there to mark their 10th wedding anniversary, but they are pale shadows of their former selves now. Broken man Dize, once a pianist, whose life and career were forever ruined in that room, returns to find some money he stashed there long ago, but things don’t go as planned. The maid is the silent witness of all these events and comments on them in her correspondence with her mother. The guests come and go, but the maid and the hotel manager are always there to keep the place running. Their lives are eventually changed as well.
Pankot ne e mrtov / Punk’s Not Dead (2011) Vladimir Blazevski, Jordan Simonov, Kamka Tocinovski, Toni Mihajlovski, Comedy, Drama
Punk’s not dead is a remarkable black-comedy by Vladimir Blazevski. It is about a reunion of old punk band. Mirsa is a punk who is trying to put up with the struggles of everyday life in Skopje. One day he was offered to play for some multicultural-happening in Debar. Actually, all he ever wants is to play again with his punk band, so he accepts the offer. The next step is to find all former members of the band and make them play again… His ex-girlfriend is coming back to him and she is helping him to find the former members of the band. Punk’s not dead gives good message – we should keep on trying to make our dreams come true.
Tragedy doesn’t come any more Dickensian in tone or Shakespearian in scope than this dark social drama of the disintegration of a little family of four. A series of small debts triggers the swift domino effect that unleashes chaos on a well-meaning working class dad who has the bad judgment to speak truth to power.