Category: Culture
Culture 20.09.20 | 13:50

Manaki Brothers festival presents awards to laureates Stole Popov and Janusz Kaminski

Director and screenwriter Stole Popov is the laureate of the “Big Star of Macedonian Film” award and Polish-American cinematographer Janusz Kaminski is the recipient of the life achievement award “Golden Camera 300” at the 41st International cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers...

Culture 16.09.20 | 13:20

23rd Skopje Film Festival to close with Fellini’s 8½

Federico Fellini’s masterpiece Eight and a Half (1963), a surrealist comedy about a confused filmmaker, will end this year’s Skopje Film Festival. It is the last in a series of films screened during the festival to honor the centenary of the Italian director’s birth, organizers write. As part...

Culture 16.09.20 | 12:23

Uglesha Shajtinac, a playwright: It is not true that young people are not interested and do not write

The 8th Pro-Za Balkan International Literature Festival kicked off Monday in Skopje’s Kursumli An. Dozens of guests from the region, authors respected in their countries, but also translated into several languages, came to Skopje to celebrate literature amid the coronavirus pandemic. Aleksandar...

Culture 12.09.20 | 17:59

Selection of Goran Stefanovski’s works to be promoted at Book Fair

Polica publishing house will promote Saturday its latest edition, a selection of plays by Macedonian playwright Goran Stefanovski, at the Book Fair 2020. The book features the plays Wild Flesh, Flying on the Spot, Hi-Fi, The False Bottom, Bacchanalia, and The Demon of Debar Maalo. Goran Stefanovski,...

Culture 08.09.20 | 21:05

Book Fair kicks off in Skopje amid COVID-19 pandemic

Over 40 publishing companies will promote their latest editions at the 2020 Book Fair starting Tuesday. Until September 14, the event will take place outdoors in Skopje at A1 Arena Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall in modular facilities under the slogan “Imagine a Different View”. For the first time...

Culture 22.08.20 | 10:51

D Festival begins in Dojran

The D Festival begins in Dojran this evening, with performances from Superhiks, LD Pistolero, Bernays Propaganda, Prince$$ Donatsu, Pluto’s Doubts, Bon Praskiza and Donplaya. It’s the ninth edition of the lakeside festival, and attendees are asked to wear masks and keep their distance. Organizers...

Culture 14.08.20 | 19:51

Struga Poetry Evenings Festival to take place amid pandemic

To maintain the continuity the festival has since 1961, Struga Poetry Evenings will take place this year anyway, however it will be reduced to two days, from 28 to 30 August. The Commission for Infectious Diseases has approved the protocol for the literary festival to be held, its organizers said Friday. Current...

Culture 07.08.20 | 12:18

Duo SoliPse performs at Ohrid Summer

The Duo SoliPse featuring flutist Elena Stojceska and guitarist Romain Petiot will perform Friday evening at St. Sophia Church within Ohrid Summer Festival. They will perform works by Mauro Giuliani, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzola, Ravi Shankar, Maurice Ravel, Miguel Liobet and Miroslav Tadic. The Duo...

Culture 06.08.20 | 13:11

Turkish classical music sibling act to perform at Ohrid Summer

As part of this year’s Ohrid Summer festival, Bulgarian-born Turkish brother-and-sister duo Özcan Ulucan (violin) and Birsen Ulucan (piano) will give a concert at Ohrid’s St. Sophia church at 9 pm. Birsen Ulucan was born in Shumen, Bulgaria and studied the piano from the age of seven. After her...

Culture 04.08.20 | 10:25

60th Ohrid Summer festival to welcome 300 international musicians

Along with a number of local performers, some 300 music artists from 19 countries will perform at the 60th Ohrid Summer festival scheduled for August 4 to 30, organizers told a news conference Thursday. “We’re especially proud to have been able to prioritize our Macedonian artists, orchestras, and...

Culture 31.07.20 | 21:48

British director Alan Parker dies at the age of 76

British director Alan Parker has died “following a lengthy illness” at the age of 76, the Press Association (PA) news agency reported on Friday, citing a spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the family. Parker, whose films included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” “Mississippi Burning,”...

Culture 30.07.20 | 17:51

Ohrid Summer to open with a concert in tribute to Ana Lipsha Tofovikj

Along with a number of local performers, some 300 music artists from 19 countries will perform at the 60th Ohrid Summer festival scheduled for August 4 to 30, organizers told a news conference Thursday. We’re especially proud to have been able to prioritize our Macedonian artists, orchestras, and theater...

Culture 30.07.20 | 13:20

Artists rise up against Mayor Silegov’s plan to demolish the Universal Hall

A long list of artists who have performed in the Universal Hall called out Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov and demanded that he gives up on his plan to demolish the ageing venue in downtown Skopje. Earlier this week the city announced a plan to demolish the concert hall, built with international donations...

Culture 28.07.20 | 14:01

Culture Ministry throws the director of the Film Agency Gorjan Tozija under the bus

The Culture Ministry warned the Film Agency not to use its official logo as its director Gorjan Tozija tries to protect himself from an anti-corruption investigation. Tozija is being investigated for his decision to pay out funds to a large number of projects where the producers have not provided the...

Culture 23.07.20 | 10:35

Book launch for the Macedonian translation of Pandemic! by Slavoj Žižek

Ars Libris will hold a book launch for the Macedonian translation of Pandemic!: Covid-19 Shakes the World by Slovenian political philosopher Slavoj Žižek online at 7 pm. The publishing house’s Filip Vidinovski will interview Žižek on how current events are going to change the world and the...

Culture 13.07.20 | 16:48

New issue of “Conversations with Koneski”

Matica Makedonska has reissued Cane Andreevski’s Conversations with Koneski, a book of interviews the author conducted between 1985 and 1990 with Blaze Koneski – the founder, i.e., codifier of the modern standard Macedonian language. In the book, the renowned poet and scholar considers the country’s...

Culture 08.07.20 | 12:10

Galichnik Wedding Festival postponed

This year’s Galichnik Wedding Festival will be postponed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in a bid to protect public health, the Council of the Galichnik Local Community has decided. Traditionally, the event is held in mid-July to coincide with St. Peter’s Day. After careful consideration, we...

Culture 06.07.20 | 19:28

Transparency International proposes criminal charges against Film Agency director Gorjan Tozija

Transparency International – Macedonia proposed that criminal charges are initiated against Gorjan Tozija, the director of the Film Agency, over his decision to approve payments to a long list of projects which did not submit the necessary bank guarantee to show they are viable. Tozija was recently...

Culture 06.07.20 | 13:42

Honeyland’s Hatidze records her first song “Pokraj reka Bregalnica”

Cinematographer Samir Ljuma informed that the star of the Oscar-nominated “Honeyland” documentary, Hatidze Muratova, recorded her first song. Ljuma shared on Twitter a photo of Muratova from the studio, adding that it is about the song “Pokraj reka Bregalnica”. In the documentary,...

Culture 06.07.20 | 10:16

Italian film composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

World-famous Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has died in Rome at the age of 91, family lawyer and friend Giorgio Assumma has told dpa. Morricone died early Monday and “kept his full lucidity and great dignity until the end,” saying goodbye to “his beloved wife Maria,” the lawyer said. The...

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