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.