Saturday Jan 20

A Name is a Name // Imeto e ime

A name is a name Movie Poster

Year
2009

Genre
Documentary

Director
Sigurjon Einarsson

 

Language
Macedonian, English

 

Running time
49 mins

Synopsis

A cross between a documentary and a feature film, A Name is a Name is instead, a classic 'road film', made largely on the proverbial and literal road over a period of seven months in the Republic of Macedonia. At its heart, the film is about a group of people who call themselves Macedonians and what it means to them to be known as such.

The story line is that of a Scandinavian man who comes to Macedonia, rents a motorcycle, and travels around the country talking to Macedonians from all classes and backgrounds.

The traveler, as he is known, never speaks on camera and in fact, we never learn his name or what country he hails from (in reality, the traveler is portrayed by director Sigurjon Einarsson). Instead, his thoughts are conveyed through Sir Andrew Motion with subtitles in English for the interviews. Interspersed throughout the conversations will be Macedonia itself – the stunning landscapes and scenery that make up this gentle country and ancient land. Places and points of interest – monasteries and mosques, historical and archeological sites, towns, little hamlets and cities, lakes and mountains – that make Macedonia what it has been and what it is today. All these will be artfully woven into the narrative.

Musical tracks donated by Macedonian and internationally known artists will be artfully woven throughout the entire production.

Synopsis taken from the official website.

Trailers

More information about this movie is available at IMDB.

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