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The Macedonian Film Festival 2012 will open in Melbourne on 21st September at the Sun Theatre, Yarraville. We are pleased to anounce the MFF has exclusive rights to premiere Milcho Manchevski’s masterpiece “Mothers” (“Majki”).

MOTHERS consists of three stories, a structure that the precociously talented Macedonian filmmaker, Milcho Manchevski, used to great effect in his superb debut film, the award-winning Before the Rain. Placed in three locations – Skopje, Mariovo and Kicevo – it is, as its title suggests, a film about mothers. But it is also about much more than that, as Manchevski composes a kind of report card on the present state-of-mind of his country. -

We welcome you to join us for opening night. Tickets are $50 and include VIP cocktail party, film screening and exclusive access to the MFF after party. Tickets go on sale 9am Tuesday, 15th may 2012, and are available through Mostix online and at moshtix outlets.

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Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village – an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years.  Retired cleaning women are found raped and strangled in a small town. The fiction slowly turns into a documentary.
Marking the return of Milcho Manchevski, MOTHERS portrays all types: dedicated, neglectful, loving, absent. Through these women, Manchevski renders the faces of human tragedy and joy. Employing an innovative structure, the three stories in MOTHERS highlight the delicate relationships of truth and fiction, of drama and documentary. What is the nature of truth?
Directed with a keen eye for contemporary Macedonia, the film eschews neat narrative devices and pushes the viewer to confront their own definitions of filmic reality. In a traditional structuralist manner, the structure of the film itself (two parts fiction and one part documentary) becomes part of its message.


More information about “Mothers” can be found at Milcho Manchevski’s website.