15th CineDays film festival opens next week in Skopje

15th CineDays film festival opens next week in Skopje

Eight films in official selection and six others in the Balkan cinema selection (CineBalkan) as well as 25 movies in the gala selection are part of the 15th CineDays European Film Festival, set to take place in Skopje on Nov. 10-19.

The festival’s program, made up of latest film productions and award-winning movies by famous directors, was unveiled Thursday by the director of the Youth Cultural Center, Zlatko Stevkovski.

The 2016 CineDays opens next week with Milos Radovic’s The Train Driver’s Diary (Serbia) and closes on Nov. 19 with the screening of Rajko Grlic’s The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, a Croatia-Macedonia co-production

The gala selection this year includes the latest works by Jim Jarmusch, the Coen Brothers, Werner Herzog, Thomas Vinterberg, Pedro Almodovar, Woody Allen, Paul Verhoven, Andrey Konchalovskiy, etc.

Moreover, Stevkovski referred to the MK&EU selection, which features three films where Macedonia is a co-producer, namely Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu (Romania), The Nightlife by Damjan Kozole (Slovenia), Croatia’s The Constitution and The Black Pin (Montenegro), whose cast also includes the Macedonian actor Nikola Ristanovski.

This year, the 15th CineDays will be enriched with a music documentary selection, such as the biopic about the jazz musician Miles Davis, the documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, Gimme Danger, chronicling a story about the legendary band fronted by Iggy Pop, The Stooges, premiere of a documentary about the first band of EKV’s Milan Mladenovic, etc.

There will be also a selection of short films, student films and children’s selection with dubbed movies, as well as several additional programs, such as concerts and workshops about production design, stop animation, script writing, etc.