"The Great Water"
Directed by Ivo Trajkov
Hovering at the brink of
death, a Macedonian politician gazes back on his eventful childhood in
this moving and impressionistic drama from Ivo Trajkov. As doctors rush to
treat the elderly Lem Nikidinoski, his thoughts turn to the years he spent
at a camp for the children of deceased, anti-Stalinist parents. Here,
among authoritarian superiors and imposing stone walls, young Lem (Saso
Kekenovski) befriends resilient young Isak (Maja Stankovska), who lends
him the courage to survive. "A bold step forward for Balkan cinema" (Variety).
Macedonian with English subtitles. 93 minutes.