Category: Culture
Culture 17.04.20 | 11:17

City of Skopje cancels the second planned rooftop concert, after the first event bombed

After the first rooftop concert meant to cheer up the public in Skopje during the coronavirus crisis panned, the city decided to cancel its second planned event. Hard rockers Pluto’s Doubts were supposed to perform in the Aerodrom part of Skopje, for the benefit of the citizens locked in their...

Culture 16.04.20 | 12:24

First rooftop concert held to cheer up Skopje citizens during the curfew affirms the principle that “you get what you pay for” (VIDEO)

The city of Skopje initiated a program where musicians will entertain citizens locked in their homes under the coronavirus curfew with rooftop concerts. The first such show was held by Ljupa Angelov – Lepi Xhoni. It.. did not go particularly well. In Lepi Xhoni’s defense, the performance...

Culture 10.04.20 | 23:22

Macedonian-Australian animation studio releases ‘Quarantine’

Macedonian-Australian 3-Block Studio has released Quarantine, an animated short film about a man who is social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The coronavirus has radically changed our everyday lives, and each individual has their own way of dealing with isolation,” the studio’s press...

Culture 11.03.20 | 17:29

MKC and Millennium movie theater cancel events as coronavirus precaution

The Youth Cultural Center (MKC) and Millennium movie theater have cancelled events in line with Tuesday’s recommendations of the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They will informed on all new terms in a timely manner, and people who have purchased tickets for one of the many...

Culture 06.03.20 | 16:49

Robert Veljanovski: VMRO-DPMNE’s program shows the attempt to restore the devastated culture in the Republic of Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE’s culture program recently presented to the public by party’s leader Hristijan Mickoski promises new contemporary theaters in Skopje, Prilep and Bitola as well as delegated budgets for cultural institutions, reduction of VAT from 18 to 5% in culture, reconstruction of the Museum...

Culture 04.03.20 | 14:57

Mickoski: New modern theaters in Skopje, Prilep and Bitola, delegated budgets for cultural institutions

VMRO-DPMNE’s President Hristijan Mickoski presented Wednesday a set of measures from the party’s election program. Mickoski promised new contemporary theaters in Skopje, Prilep and Bitola as well as delegated budgets for cultural institutions. We commit ourselves to a renewal that will bring...

Culture 02.03.20 | 11:55

Macedonian publishers say the Culture Ministry is heavily favoring Albanian ones with its grants

The MAI association of publishers filed a protest with the Culture Ministry over its annual program of subsidies, that heavily favors Albanian language publishers. Led by the ethnic Albanian Alternative party, the Ministry is paying significantly more to Albanian language publishers than to Macedonian...

Culture 28.02.20 | 17:07

Macedonian National Theater cancels all shows in the coming week

The Macedonian National Theater announced it is canceling all planned shows until March 6. This is in response to the one diagnosed case of coronavirus in Macedonia so far. Sport competitions will also likely take place without an audience. Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce also recommended canceling...

Culture 21.02.20 | 15:09

‘Macbeth’ opera: Gjinovska-Ilkova and Trajanov in leads

The National Opera and Ballet will present Verdi’s Macbeth, after Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy—directed by Marco Spada, conducted by Diego García Rodríguez, and starring Boris Trajanov in the titular role and Vesna Gjinovska-Ilkova as Lady Macbeth—at 8 pm. “Perhaps one of Shakespeare’s...

Culture 20.02.20 | 11:46

Promotion of monograph “The First Principle-Drawing” by Macedonian artist Maria Pavlovska

Monograph “The First Principle-Drawing” by prominent Macedonian artist Maria Pavlovska will be promoted at the “Osten” Gallery on February 20. It is a doctoral thesis “The drawing as the foundation of all art works through historical periods and artistic styles ” under...

Culture 18.02.20 | 14:47

Culture Ministry funds book by a nationalist author who claims that parts of Macedonia are “Eastern Albania”

The Culture Ministry approved funding for a book by Albanian nationalist history professor Vebi Xhemaili, who claims that the western areas of Macedonia should be marked as “Eastern Albania”. Xhemaili will receive 3.000 EUR for his book, as part of the national program. There is no Macedonia...

Culture 13.02.20 | 21:33

Drama Theater to premiere ‘My Husband’ based on Buzharovska’s book

This Saturday, Skopje’s Drama Theater will premiere My Husband, a new play based on the eponymous collection of short stories by Macedonian writer Rumena Buzharovska. The production is directed by Nela Vitoshevikj. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Vitoshevikj said the play was “an honest...

Culture 11.02.20 | 14:19

Government to reward ‘Honeyland’ film crew with 3 million denars

The Government will reward the ‘Honeyland’ film crew with 3 million denars (EUR 50,000), interim prime minister Oliver Spasovski and finance minister Nina Angelovska informed. The ‘Honeyland’ crew won the most important Oscar yesterday – for humanity, simplicity, environmental...

Culture 10.02.20 | 20:11

The Culture Ministry says it can’t reward the Honeyland stars and crew

After losing out on the Oscars, the crew of Honeyland might also lose the financial reward it was promised by the Government. Republika has learnt that the Culture Ministry, which was tasked to come up with a legal solution how the crew can be rewarded after their spectacular success in being nominated...

Culture 10.02.20 | 10:09

“Honeyland” team: Even though film didn’t win an Oscar, we are well aware of the magnitude of the film

“Even though „Honeyland“ did not win an Oscar, we are well aware of the magnitude of the film, the significance of the message it conveys, the power of endless stories hiding in this country, and of our many talented artists; who know how to convey those stories to the audiences. We are humbled...

Film Culture 10.02.20 | 09:49

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ makes history at 92nd Oscars

The South Korean thriller “Parasite” on Sunday made history as the first non English-language film to capture the Oscar for best picture, Hollywood’s top prize. The film tells a story of greed and class discrimination as it follows a poor South Korean family, the Kims, that infiltrates the lives...

Culture 09.02.20 | 23:06

Neon lights cannot match Macedonia stars, BBC writes about Honeyland

One of the more unlikely films competing in this weekend’s Oscars is a fascinating story about a wild beekeeper in the Balkans. Honeyland has a strong ecological message, but it’s the life story of the woman at the centre of the film that has struck a chord around the world, reads a BBC article...

Film Culture 09.02.20 | 12:16

‘Honeyland’ to win best documentary Oscar, predicts the Guardian

‘Honeyland’ will win the Oscar for best documentary feature at Sunday’s Academy Awards, predicts the Guardian’s chief film critic Peter Bradshaw.  

Culture 06.02.20 | 14:39

Hatidze has a new hairstyle for the Oscars

Hatidze Muratova, the star of the two Oscar nominated documentary movie Honeyland, is preparing for her trip to Hollywood. In a hint to the scene in the movie where she is purchasing hair dye, Hatidze had a new hairstyle done at the Iv studio in Skopje. The stylists shared her pictures, saying she is...

Culture 03.02.20 | 20:40

Albanian Parliament paves way for a Macedonian cultural center to open in Tirana

A Macedonian cultural center will open in Tirana, after the Albanian Parliament ratified the agreement between the two countries. Vasil Sterjovski, the only ethnic Macedonian member of the Albanian Parliament welcomed the vote as a historic move. The opening of the cultural centers in Tirana and Skopje...

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