Macedonian filmmaker Marija Dzhidzheva’s debut feature Second Chance opened this year’s Skopje Film Festival at the Millennium cinema theater on Wednesday evening. The festival will run through April 25 and screen around 50 films.
The Macedonian-Serbian coproduction is a film about three women who struggle to find meaning in their lives and battle their personal demons, according to the press release.
The cast includes Mirjana Karanovic, Daniela Ivanovska, Natalija Teodosieva, Dancho Chevreski, Dennis Abdula, and Zlatko Mitreski.
This year’s Skopje Film Festival is held for the 22nd time and will show international feature films, documentaries, Macedonian shorts, LGBT and queer films.
Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) and Emir Kusturica’s Pepe, a Sublime Life (2018) are the highlights of the festival’s documentary selection, organizers say.
The festival will also provide a survey of French cinema and an eight-film retrospective devoted to Macedonian actor Meto Jovanovski.
The films screen at Millennium and Frosina cinema theaters, Cinematheque, and Kotur café.