Year Of The Monkey – Macedonia, Czech Republic 92′ 2018
Director: Vladimir Blazevski
Writer: Vladimir Blazevski
Cinematography: Dimo Popov
Cast: Igor Angelov; Bereda Reshit; Marija Kohn; Faik Mefailoski; Elena Trajkovska
Producers : Vladimir Blazevski; Valon Bajgora; Mina Djukic
A mild political satire about a peculiar friendship between a lonesome monkey and an (impoverished) zoo warden, and about an upside-down world in transition as seen by a chimpanzee.
Born in 1955, in Skopje, Macedonia. Studied film direction at the Academy of Film, Theatre, Television and Radio in Belgrade (1978).
Since graduating he has worked as a filmmaker, turning out several documentaries, commercials and a series of TV programmes. He has also been teaching film at university level since 1994.
He was involved as co-screenwriter on Ivo Trajkov’s The Great Water (2004), among others. He also directed the feature films Hi-Fi (1987) and The Revolution Boulevard (1992). (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)
Awards and nominations
- 2012 – Sofia Film Festival – winner
- 2011 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – winner
- 2011 – Tirana International Film Festival, AL – winner