SCHOPENHAUER SCHIZOPHRENIA is an independent low budget film which, utilizing a discrete meta-textual method introduces the viewer to a world of hopelessness, pain, emptiness and melancholy, showing the existential agony of the protagonist. In a state of latent metaphysical suspense, the cry from despair becomes more important than the subtlest thought. The lead in this first film by Ukrainian director Aristarh Neskupov opens up the curtains of loneliness, nausea and depression, referring to the philosophy of absurd and… Schopenhauer.
April, 14 (Saturday), 21:30h
Cinematheque of Macedonia
The French Institute in Skopje has the honor to notify you and invite you to the screening of the Francophone film "Today" on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 20:00 at the Cinematheque of Macedonia.
It is an outstanding French-Senegalese drama from 2011 directed by Alan Gomis, with Sol Williams, Ajsa Meja and Anisia Isayman in the lead roles.
The film has won numerous awards and is described as "a real delicate ode to the beauty of life" (Premier).
The film is translated into Macedonian and it will be shown in honor of the month of the Francophone in Macedonia.
On March 22, at 20:00 in the Millennium cinema, the premiere of "Bikini Moon", the latest American film by the Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski will be presented to the audience. The film continues on the regular repertoire of the cinema the same evening at 22:00. Tickets for the film will be on sale from Wednesday, March 14th.
In the meantime, "Bikini Moon" appeared at several world festivals. The world premiere was at the festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the American at the famous Cinecvace Festival in San Jose, California.
Recently, at the 38th International Fantasyport Film Festival in Porto, Portugal, Mancevski's film won the special jury award.
"Bikini Moon" was premiered on the International Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the program "Masters", and before that at the FEST in Belgrade. These days, there are festivals in Sarasota (Florida), in Istanbul, Manhattan Film Festival (New York), in Frankfurt (Germany) and in Nashville in May.
This modern dark tale of Manchevski speaks about the broken ideal of the modern family, but also about the lost privacy in the world occupied by cameras, mobile phones and omnipresent social networks. The film structure of Bikini Moon is a film in a film in which film reality is double-controlled or double-manipulated.
The main heroine is the returnee of the war in Iraq, Bikini Moon Davis, charismatic, vibrant, witty, beautiful and provocative, but also mentally unstable. Her story and her behavior - lead us to the brink of truth, and often we are not sure what is true and what a fantasy. The film is entirely filmed on locations in New York.
World movie critics say:
"This is a brilliant author's film."
"Positioned on the delicate border between the feature and documentary," Bikini Moon "is a modern urban fairy tale with a fascinating narrative."
"The actress Condola Rashad has transformed Bikini into a figure that is at the same time touching, funny, strong, vulnerable and charismatic."
"This is a completely fresh and original work by the master-director. Condole Rashad's shame is shocking. "
"A provocative and convincing portrait of an unstable woman who is trying to restore her life to normal. Bikini Moon is a provocative, multilayer fake documentary that accentuates the worst parts of millennium liberalism. "Bikini Moon" is a modern experience that fits into the uglyness of our voyeur culture. "
"This is the film that" The shape of the water "wanted to be, but did not know how."
"In the incredibly brilliant" Bikini Moon ", Condole Rashad's heated acting provokes Milcho Manchevski's provocative story."
"Condole Rashad's voice is awe-inspiring."
The main roles are played by Kondola Rashad, Sarah Goldberg, Will Dzenovitz, Satya Sridharan and Mikal Michel Haris. Production designer is Mancevski's regular associate, Briton David Mans, who has worked on all of Manchevski's film projects so far. Director of photography is Joshua Z. Weinstein. The only Macedonian in the film crew, besides the director is the composer of the music - Igor Vasilev Novogradskaya.
In the period from February 26 (Monday) to March 4 (Sunday) in Cineplexx you can see 7 movies that are in short race for this year's winner in one of the categories. If you've missed it or would like to see it again, this is an ideal opportunity to enjoy Cineplexx's comfortable seats and large cinema screens.
The films that will be screened as part of the show are: "Blade Runner 2049", "All the Money in the World", which was a huge success in cinemas around the world, "The Square" (The Square) and "The Greatest Showman" (The Greatest Showman).
Exclusively during the review, the three favorites of the audience will be screened - The Shape of Water, the latest performance by Guillermo del Toro, who received the most nominations for the upcoming Oscars, as many as 13 nominations, the black comedy drama "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, which races in 7-categories for Oscar and the "Call me by your name" movie, which critics have described as the most emotional film for this year.
See you at Cineplexx!
The Cinematheque of Macedonia on Monday, February 12th from 8 pm starts the retrospective program of IFF Kinenova Skopje with films from the main competition of its’ 2017 edition.
The international film festival Kinenova Skopje, in cooperation with the Cinematheque of Macedonia, an institution that is a direct supporter of this international event, offers one more chance for the spectators who didn’t manage to attend the premiers at IFF Kinenova Skopje 2017 to see these films of debutants from different countries in the world.
The program is composed of 4 films from: Spain, Holland, Costa Rica and USA.
The screenings are:
February 12th (Monday): "Summer 1993" ("Leto 1993") by Carla Symon; Spain 2017; DCP
February13th (Tuesday): "Columbus" by Kogonada; USA 2017; DCP
February 18th (Sunday): "The Court of things" by Ariel Escalante; Costa Rica; 2017; HD
February 19th (Monday): "Quality time" by Daan Baker; Neterlands 2017; HD
Program selector: Marina Kostova