Denovive vo New York se prikazuva...
Denovive vo New York se prikazuva...
dada Sani ... The Great Water! Makedonski film zasnovan na novelata na Zivko Cingo. Se prikazuva vo The Quad Cinema vo New York (34W-13thSt) Go gledav pred nekoj den i mnogu mi se dopadna kako e napraven filmot. Reziser e Ivo Trajkov ( za mene novo ime). Salata vo koja se prikazuva e mala, nekade okolu 120 tina sedista. Jas bev na tretiot den od prikazuvanjeto na filmot i imase nekade okolu 30 tina luge od koi poveketo ne bea Makedonci. Neobicen pristap kon slucuvanjata vo edno siropitaliste vo periodot po zavrsuvanjeto na Vtorata Svetska Vojna. Vredi da se vidi
dada Sani
Originally posted by dejan
za sto se zbori vo filmot? Pogledni tuka Dejane, a otkako ke go gledas filmot ke si go protolkuvas na tvoj nacin[:)]
wolf_pack Фала ногу за линкот Сани. Trailer-от е супер, едвај чекам филмот да го видам.
GoDsHaNd Filmot ushte go nemam gledano, ja imam chitano knigata i ne mi e po merak
AaaAa Strasno dobar film, detevo kako glumi alal neka mu e.Steta pre komplicirana prikaska za ovoj pazar. Vredi da se vidi.
melpomena Knigata ja imam chitano odamna, mnogu mi se bendisa. Filmot da sew nadevame kje go gledam naskoro.
dada Sani Ne znam dali primetivte, no ulogata na Isak ja igra devojce. Ne znam zosto ne mozea da najdat momce vo Mk za taa uloga, ama iskreno licnosta epten odgovarase na karakterot sto go glumese. Iako mislam deka Isak vsusnost bese Isus, sepak ne sum sigurna vo toa. Rado bi go gledala filmot uste ednas. P.S. Gakjite na Olivera bea mnogu vazen moment[:D]
dejan za sto se zbori vo filmot?
Originally posted by dada Sani
Ne znam dali primetivte, no ulogata na Isak ja igra devojce. Ne znam zosto ne mozea da najdat momce vo Mk za taa uloga, ama iskreno licnosta epten odgovarase na karakterot sto go glumese. Iako mislam deka Isak vsusnost bese Isus, sepak ne sum sigurna vo toa. Rado bi go gledala filmot uste ednas. P.S. Gakjite na Olivera bea mnogu vazen moment[:D]
Da devojce e deteto shto glumi momce. Neznam ni jas zashto, ama malava rastura, valjda zatoa shto e tolku dobra.
AaaAa June 17, 2005 Film in Review; The Great Water By DANA STEVENS Opens today in Manhattan. Directed by Ivo Trajkov In English and Macedonian, with English subtitles Not rated, 90 minutes As ''The Great Water'' begins, Lem Nikodinoski (Meto Jovanovski), an aging Macedonian politician, suffers a heart attack and is rushed to the hospital. In his last moments of life, he flashes back to an incident in his youth, when, as a 12-year-old boy orphaned in World War II, he was captured and shipped to a camp for the children of ideological offenders. There, we see the young Lem (Saso Kekenovski) subjected to Stalinist indoctrination and cruel neglect. Lem's only respite is his tentative friendship with a mysterious older boy named Isak (played by the young actress Maja Stankovska in a stunning performance that utterly obscures her true sex.) When Isak begins a romance with the institution's assistant warden, Olivera (Verica Nedeska), a fervent Communist ideologue, Lem vengefully destroys Olivera's beloved bust of Joseph Stalin. This act of sabotage leads to an orphanagewide search for the culprit and, finally, a heartbreaking act of betrayal. ''The Great Water,'' adapted by Mr. Trajkov and Vladimir Blazevski from the novel by Zhivko Chingo, is a somber, poetic, at times inscrutable film. Its social-realist story takes sudden, unexpected swerves into magic realism, as, for example, when Isak's experiments with witchcraft prove capable of changing the weather. At times, the voice-over of the adult Lem (dubbed in the English version by Rade Serbedzija) provides an overly literal explanatory gloss on the flashback story. But what makes the film worth watching are the extraordinary performances by the more than 250 children cast as orphans. The young actors were trained by the renowned children's acting coach Mykola Heyko (who worked with the 5-year-old hero of the Academy Award-winning Czech film ''Kolya''). Like many films about the suffering of children in wartime (''The Tin Drum,'' ''Forbidden Games,'' ''Au Revoir les Enfants''), ''The Great Water'' is difficult to watch, and just as difficult to forget. DANA STEVENS
AaaAa Se povekje i povekje pozitivni kritiki, so sekoe prikazuvanje niz usa,0,1510844.story MOVIE REVIEW 'The Great Water' Macedonian film depicts a youth's coming of age in a post-World War II orphanage. By Kenneth Turan Times Staff Writer July 1, 2005 "The Great Water" is an unusually ambitious film from a country not ordinarily thought of as a filmmaking center. Even when it falters, it fascinates with how much it is trying to accomplish. "The Great Water" comes from Macedonia, one of the countries that made up the former Yugoslavia. Though an earlier Macedonian effort, 1994's "Before the Rain," was nominated for the best foreign language Oscar, production from this particular remnant has not been frequent. Like Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and its other ex-Yugoslavian neighbors, Macedonia is a country struggling to come to terms with its past, trying to tell cinematic stories that illuminate issues and circumstances that still bedevil it. The period "The Great Water" deals with is a specific and potent one: the brief years just after the Second World War, when Marshal Tito tried to turn Yugoslavia into a rigid Soviet state before finally breaking with Stalin and loosening the reins a bit. As directed by Ivo Trajkov and photographed and co-produced by Suki Medencevic, this film mixes artistic adventurousness with political reexamination. It's a realistic parable told with some of the surreal sensibility that marks the work of fellow former Yugoslavian Emir Kusturica, a film that's unafraid of examining power with dreamlike means. "The Great Water" introduces us to prominent Macedonian politician Lem Nikodinoski (Meto Jovanovski) as he is being rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. As he fights for his life, Lem flashes back to his childhood self (played by Saso Kekenovski) and the time he spent in an orphanage in summer 1945. As run by the bluff Ariton (Mitko Apostolovski) and his comely second in command, Olivera (Verica Nedeska), this former factory was actually more of an indoctrination center intent on turning children of enemies of the state into zealous young Communist Pioneers. The camp is initially presented as a chaotic, sadistic place. Young Lem is treated abysmally and tries to find his footing among adults, notably Olivera, who worship Stalin with an uncomfortable obsessiveness and insist that even children engage in the kind of self-criticism reminiscent of the Moscow show trials. Everything changes, however, when the slightly older Isak (Maja Stankovska) is brought to the camp. Unruffled, charismatic, untouched by the horrors that surround him, Isak comes across as a strange combination of devil, Christian saint and model citizen. His allegorical presence changes everything about the camp and about Lem's life there. Intent as it is on being both artistically and politically involving, "The Great Water" periodically miscalculates its effects, coming on stronger than it intends. The film's work with child actors is especially good (thanks to Mykola Heyko, the acting coach who worked on "Kolya"), but its decision to have old Lem read his extensive voice-over in English feels like a commercial rather than an aesthetic choice. Still, you leave this film intrigued by its aspiration and not likely to forget the world it's introduced you to. 'The Great Water' No MPAA rating Times guidelines: Intense subject matter, brief sexual activity, the off-screen electrocution of a cat. Released by Picture This! Entertainment. Director Ivo Trajkov. Producers Mile Arsovski, Vladimir Chrenovsky, Robert Jazadziski, Suki Medencevic, Ivo Trajkov. Screenplay Vladimir Blazevski, based on the novel by Zhivko Chingo. Cinematographer Suki Medencevic. Editor Atanas Georgiev. Costumes Zaklina Krstevska. Music Kiril Dzajkovski. Production design Kemal Hrustanovic. Art directors Natasha Dimitrievska, Kiril Spaseski. Set decorator Natasha Dimitrievska. Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Playing at Laemmle's Fairfax.
AaaAa Article Published: Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 7:08:51 AM PST No parents, just Uncle Joe By Bob Strauss Film Critic There were lots of orphans in Europe after World War II. Lots of movies have been made about them, too. "The Great Water" is the latest. It follows a standard pattern - terrified and disoriented urchins unloved and abused in horrific institution, Freudian flashing back and forward from the now-aged protagonist's perspective, surreal symbols of transcendence or escape. What makes this one noteworthy is that it is set in Yugoslavia during the first postwar flush of Stalinist enthusiasm. More specifically, it's in the southernmost constituent republic of Macedonia. That's where both director Ivo Trajkov and author Zhivko Chingo, whose novel the film is based upon, hail from. Little Lem (Saso Kekenovski) was unfortunate enough to have dead parents who were either Nazi collaborators during the occupation or simply members of the bourgeoisie. Such kids are imprisoned inside the walls of a former factory by a large lake (hence the title), where they're ruthlessly brutalized and indoctrinated with the hardest of Communist hard lines. Lem pretty much goes through his new life in catatonic terror until a bigger boy, Isaac (Maja Stankovska), arrives. Rumored to have supernatural powers, the charismatic Isaac defies the strict apparatchiks who run the orphanage, and Lem develops a huge crush. Standoffish at first, Isaac eventually accepts Lem as his partner in religiously tinged crime - there's a dead cat resurrection that must be seen to be believed, if not persuaded by - until, inevitably under this kind of regime, betrayal becomes a necessity. Though the film is deadly serious, there is some pitch black humor in the fanatic adoration its Stalin-lovers display. (History buffs take note: Yugoslav strongman Tito split from the Soviet dictator in 1948, after the main events of this film.) Particularly kooky, and scary, is Komrade Olivera (Verica Nedeska, who somehow keeps a straight face throughout her performance). She fetishizes everything from red sports shorts to a bust she's carving of the Russian leader. But her ideological zeal does not immunize her to Isaac's allure, much to Lem's jealous resentment. Some juicy complexities and ironies eventually work their way in among the sad childhood cliches and Trajkov's tendency to make most of his shots look like they're transpiring in a dream. Or a nightmare. "The Great Water's" greatest value, though, is its depiction of a society that was as savagely committed to a false idea as its neighbor nations, but that somehow moved back toward reality - and humanity - before the Iron Curtain fell. THE GREAT WATER Our rating: *** (of 4) Not rated: violence, sex, children in jeopardy, language, cat in jeopardy) Starring: Saso Kekenovski, Maja Stankovska, Mitko Apostolovski, Verica Nedeska. Director: Ivo Trajkov. Running time: 1 hr. 30 min. Playing: Music Hall, Beverly Hills. In a nutshell: Sometimes too arty but still quite disturbing look at a Yugoslavian orphanage during the Stalinist period right after World War II. In Macedonian with English subtitles. ---