PRAGUE: Ivo Trajkov's Honey Night is Macedonia's candidate in the Foreign-Language category at the 88th Academy Awards. The film is a Macedonian/Czech/Slovenian coproduction.
The film written by Ivo Trajkov, a Macedonian director living in Prague, is based on the novel Ucho by the famous Czech writer Jan Procházka and it is actually a remake of the film Ucho (1970) by Karel Kachyna.
The story set in Skopje at the beginning of the 90’s during the celebration of the national holiday of the newly established independent state of the Republic of Macedonia, follows one night in the life of Deputy Minister Nikola, and his wife Ana.
Throughout the linear action during which the marital crisis of the couple reaches its culmination, a flashback of sequences from the celebration takes us through the second narrative line reflecting the professional life of Nikola, who is involved in a political scandal related to the privatization of a state-owned company.
The film stars Nikola Ristanovski and Verica Nedeska. Robert Jazadziski is producing through Macedonia's Kaval Film in coproduction with Jordi Niubó through i/o post (Czech Republic), Pavel Rejholec through Soundsquare (Czech Republic) and Branislav Srdic through Slovenia's Aatalanta.
The film premiered in Macedonia with the title Medena nok on 17 April 2015 and will be released in the Czech Republic with the title Zpráva o stavu manželství beginning of 2016, representatives of i/o post told FNE.