"Goodbye 20th Century"
Directed by Aleksander Popovski/Darko Mitrevski
With wholly bizarre imagery and
embracing a nihilistic vision of human depravity and futility, this
Macedonian feature is destined for underground legend status. Santa Claus is
a messenger of death, incestuous love brings a curse of immortality, and
general cruelty reigns as the film "...crosses the post-apocalypse
science-fiction genre with El Topo-style satiric allegory and surreal
dark comedy...an impressionistic howl of rage and despair from a country
which has lived on the brink of war for years, a nightmare without beginning
or end" (Robert Firsching, Amazing World of Cult Movies). Macedonian with English subtitles. 83 minutes.