SKOPJE: Secret Ingredient, the debut feature by Macedonian director Gjorce Stavreski, premiered in 14 European countries in prime time on HBOs Cinemax 2 channel on New Year’s Eve 2018. The film is also available in the offer of the HBO on-demand video streaming service – HBO GO.
Secret Ingredient tells the story of a train mechanic Vele who, after using stolen marijuana to make a cake for his father to relieve his cancer pain, finds himself cornered by criminals who want their drugs back and nosy neighbors who want the recipe for the “healing” cake.
The film won the audience award at the 2017 Thessaloniki Film Festival and the special award for script at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Brussels.
Secret Ingredient is a Macedonian/Greek coproduction produced by Fragment Film in coproduction with GRAAL S.A., and in association with the Macedonian Film Agency, the Greek Film Centre and SEE Cinema Network. The Paris-based WIDE is handling the sales.