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Title
Bit Player

Year
2011

Genre
Short, Drama

Duration
22 mins

Director
Igor Aleksov

Rating
R (18+)
(Viewer advisory: Brief  violent and sexual content.)

Language
Macedonian

Subtitles
English

Synopsis

Sister Anna listens to the radio while cleaning the monastery yard. Among other news there is information about a new film by cult director of the communist era, Vojo Pandilovski. While listening to this, Anna thinks back to her youth in the seventies when she dreamed of becoming an actress. Her appearance at a casting call for her first role destroys her dreams. Chosen to be featured in a rape scene the young director, Pandilovski, does the unthinkable. Her attempt to search for justice begins her hellish journey from her dream of being actress, through Communist torture and finally to life in monastic quarters. It’s a story of double standards between the Communist regime and a bit player, hypocrisy and the cruelty of the past. -MFF2011, Toronto

Festivals

  • In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2012
  • Riverside International Film Festival, Los Angeles,California, 2012
  • Asterfest, Strumica, Macedonia, 2012
  • Macedonian Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2011

Awards

  • Grand Prix in Short Film Competition – Skopje Film Festival, Macedonia, 2011