Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Film Screening: “Mothers” and Q&A with film-director Milcho Manchevski

Mon, March 26, 2012 | GAR 0.122

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Film Screening: “Mothers” and Q&A with film-director Milcho Manchevski

Film Screening: “Mothers” and Q&A with film-director Milcho Manchevski

Monday, March 26 

 7pm in Garrison 0.122

"Mothers" Storyline:

Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning women are found raped and strangled in a small town. The fiction slowly turns into a documentary.


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Film Director's Biography:

Milcho Manchevski wrote and directed the feature films "BEFORE THE RAIN" (1994), "DUST" (2001), "SHADOWS" (2007) and "MOTHERS" (2011), over 50 short forms, including “TENNESSEE” for Arrested Development (1991). He has also been a director on HBO’s “THE WIRE.” He’s authored two exhibitions of photographs, works of fiction and performance art. 

BEFORE THE RAIN" won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, etc. 

The New York Times included "BEFORE THE RAIN" on its list of the best 1,000 films ever made. 

Manchevski won awards for best experimental film (for "1.73") and best MTV video (for "TENNESSEE", which The Rolling Stone placed on the list of the 100 best videos ever). 

"DUST" was the opening-night film of the Venice Film Festival. 

Both "SHADOWS" and “MOTHERS” were the Macedonian Academy Awards entries. 

"MOTHERS" screened in the Panorama section of Berlinale 2011. 

His films are part of the curricula at numerous universities worldwide, and have been discoursed at a number of conferences. The University of Leipzig (Germany) and the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) hosted academic conferences dedicated, respectively, to "BEFORE THE RAIN" and "DUST." 

He has published fiction, essays and op-ed pieces in New American Writing, La Repubblica, Corriere Della Sera, Sineast, The Guardian, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Pravda, etc. 

Manchevski has staged performance art with the group 1AM (which he founded) and by himself. 

He authored a (very small) book of fiction, "THE GHOST OF MY MOTHER" and two books of photographs "STREET" (1999) and “FIVE DROPS OF DREAM” (2010) which accompany the two photo exhibitions. 

He has lectured at a number of universities, cinematheques, art museums and art institutes, most notably as a Head of the Directing Studies at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Film program. 

All of Manchevski's films have won international awards. They have screened at more than two hundred festivals, and have been distributed in close to 50 countries (theatrically, TV, cable and video). 


Sponsored by: The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and The Center for European Studies

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