Category: Culture
Culture 29.01.20 | 23:02

Ljuma and Daut gave a shout out to Macedonia and the Manaki Film Festival from Hollywood

Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuta who worked on the double Oscar nominee Honeyland, received the American Society of Cinematographers award ASC documentary award which was presented to them by Todd Phillips, the director of Joker. Daut and Ljuma both made a shout out Macedonia, while receiving the award. It...

Culture 28.01.20 | 18:50

Leading Macedonian actors return from a tour of China as the coronavirus fears grow

A group of leading actors from the Macedonian National Theater returned home from China today, where their tour performing Chekhov’s Seagull was cut short by the coronavirus outbreak. The group was several thousand kilometers from Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the epidemic, but never the less...

Culture 21.01.20 | 22:23

Hatidze will be going to the Oscars

The Macedonian Government announced it will support Hatidze Muratova and the team of the Honeyland documentary film in their trip to the Oscars ceremony. The movie which portrays the hardscrabble life of wild bee keeper Hatidze has been nominated in two categories – the best documentary film and...

Culture 19.01.20 | 15:50

Hatidze, star of the Oscar nominated Honeyland movie, gets a new house

Hatidze Muratova, the star of the documentary Honeyland, was given a new house by the producers of the double Oscar nominated movie. Given her exceptionally poor living conditions in the nearly deserted hamlet of Bekirlija, Hatidze would often say that her main wish, out of her newfound fame, is to move...

Culture 19.01.20 | 13:45

Simon Trpceski responds to the SDSM party trolls who want to drag him into the political arena

Macedonia’s greatest pianist Simon Trpceski responded to his critics with a video greeting from New York. Trpceski was dragged over the coals by SDSM party supporters online after he complained that he had to cut short a concert in Stip because the venue was not heated. Trpceski apologized to the...

Culture 18.01.20 | 13:03

Jamie Lee Curtis praises Honeyland as “the perfect movie for this moment”

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis praised the double Oscar nominee Honeyland, for its artistry and story-telling. What a perfect movie for this moment. Honeyland is amazing. Greed. Avarice. Family. Love. Honor. Nature. Perseverance. I am stunned by it, Curtis tweeted. Honeyland, which tells the story of the life...

Culture 16.01.20 | 18:36

Honeyland will be featured at the Slovenian Cinematheque

Honeyland, the documentary feature film nominated for two Oscars, will have a projection at the Slovenian Cinematheque in Ljubljana on January 25. Members of the production team will be there for the projection, as will Slovenian officials and members of the diplomatic corps. The movie is a realistic...

Culture 15.01.20 | 19:19

Vasil Garvanliev will represent Macedonia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest

Singer Vasil Garvanlieva announced that he was selected by the Macedonian Television (MRTV) to represent Macedonia at the next Eurovision song contest. The year could not have started better for me. I have the opportunity, the pleasure and responsibility to represent “our country” at the...

Culture 13.01.20 | 19:27

Film Agency: Historic event for the Macedonian cinematography, the first time a documentary is nominated in two categories

This is a historic event for Macedonian cinematography. For the first time in the history of the Oscars, a documentary film is nominated in two categories. The masterpiece of a documentary that has won countless awards and accolades over the past year and the protagonist Hatidze has become a symbol for...

Culture 26.12.19 | 19:46

Either the “Sverceri” fan group or the director will pay for the damage done to MNT, someone must do it

The fine of around 4,000 euros for the damage done to the Macedonian National Theater (MNT), made during the celebration of the Albanian Alphabet  Day, will be paid by the Sverceri fan group of the football club Shkupi, and if they do not pay, MNT Director Simona Ugrinovska will do it. This is the response...

Culture 24.12.19 | 22:39

Symbolic fine for the director who allowed Albanian nationalists to rampage in the Macedonian National Theater

Simona Ugrinovska, the director of the Macedonian National Theater, will not be dismissed but will have to pay a fine for allowing the Albanian nationalist group Shverceri to celebrate an event in the prestigious institution. Predictably, the “celebration” turned into a rampage as the fans...

Culture 20.12.19 | 22:01

Albanian opera dedicated to Skenderbeg will be performed at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet

An opera about the 15th century warrior king George Kastrioti Skenderbeg will be performed at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet on December 23rd. The opera, written by Albanian composer Fatos Lumani, is an expression of Albanian national pride in Skenderbeg, who is famous for his resistance against the...

Culture 20.12.19 | 11:39

Goce Smilevski’s ‘Conversation with Spinoza’ published in Russian

Moscow’s Rudomino Book Center recently published Goce Smilevski’s novel Conversation with Spinoza translated into Russian by Olga Pankina. The novel is the third book by a Macedonian author translated by Pankina to have been published as part of the “One Hundred Slavic Novels” project, following...

Culture 17.12.19 | 20:52

Exhibition of works by Rodoljub Anastasov in his gallery at the Skopje Museum opens on Friday

An exhibition of works by beloved painter Rodoljub Anastasov opens in his gallery on Friday (Justina and Rodoljub Anastasov gallery at the Museum of the city of Skopje, 19:00h). The exhibition will present 30 of his works from 1959 until 2005, including paintings from his “In search of lost time”,...

Culture 17.12.19 | 09:55

“Honeyland” shortlisted for two Oscar nominations

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s “Honeyland” has also been shortlisted for nomination for best documentary. The Academy Awards released the shortlists in nine categories. On January 13, five will be selected to receive an Oscar nomination. One hundred and fifty-nine films were eligible...

Culture 16.12.19 | 13:35

We can’t breathe – a new song by Pepermint

The Pepermint music band recorded a song apparently dedicated to the huge air pollution problem Macedonia faces.  Pepermint released the video, which portrays famous paintings obscured by smoke, mouthing the song. Like prisoners in a bottle, we can’t breathe any more, the refrain goes. Cities...

Culture 15.12.19 | 22:55

French film icon Anna Karina has died

Anna Karina, the Danish-born French actress known for her roles in the films of director Jean-Luc Godard, has died at the age of 79. Karina died on Saturday in Paris after suffering from cancer, the news agency AFP reported on Sunday, citing the actress’s agent. The 1960s French film icon starred...

Culture 05.12.19 | 14:11

New York Times lists Honeyland among the best movies of the year

The New York Times listed Honeyland, a Macedonian move about a pastoral beekeper, as one of the best movies of the year. Conceived as a government-sponsored informational video, this documentary is nothing less than a found epic, a real-life environmental allegory and, not least, a stinging comedy about...

Culture 27.11.19 | 22:57

‘God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya’ wins 2019 LUX Film Prize

Teona Strugar Mitevska’s ‘God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya’ won Wednesday the European Parliament’s 2019 LUX Film Prize, MIA reports from Strasbourg. This is the first Macedonian film to win the award since it was introduced thirteen years ago. ‘God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya’ is a co-production...

Culture 25.11.19 | 11:39

MNT refused “Mirce Acev” folklore ensemble to celebrate its 70th anniversary there

The Academic Cultural and Art Group ‘Mirce Acev’ could not get an available term at the MNT for the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Previously, a performance of the “Mirce Acev” choir was also rejected for the same reasons. ‘Mirce Acev’ manager Blagoja Jovanovski...

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