The ICFF Manaki Brothers and the ManakiFilm film distributors, have the exquisite pleasure to announce that, after the world premiere at the jubilee 35th Toronto International Film Festival - as part of the prestigious Special Presentations Program, the Macedonian film MOTHERS, the latest achievement of writer and director Milcho MANCHEVSKI, will open the 31st edition of the ICFF Manaki Brothers - Bitola.

The official opening of the Manaki Brothers festival with the film MOTHERS out of competition, will be a special occasion for this important film event in the Republic of Macedonia, the first and the oldest international festival praising the creativity of the cinematographers. The fact that Milcho MANCHEVSKI is our most awarded author with an international reputation gives an even greater importance to this event. What is more, after a long break, this will be a promotion, not only of a new film from the Macedonian production, but also it will be the second time to screen a film by MANCHEVSKI at the festival in Bitola after BEFORE THE REAIN in 1994, right after its triumph in Venice, upon receiving the Golden Lion.

The author and his associates will be present at the official opening in the Culture Center in Bitola, and the following day, at the first press conference, we will have the opportunity of meeting them.

It is our great and outspoken pleasure to underline that the presence of MANCHEVSKI at our Festival after 15 years, at the gala opening, is an event that deserves the utmost attention of our entire cultural scene.

Moreover, we would like to inform you that the closing film at the 31st Manaki Brothers Festival would be YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER by Woody Allen, in honor of the laureate of the Life-time Achievement Award - Golden Camera 300, Vilmos ZSIGMOND, who will be our guest in Bitola for the entire Festival.


Skopje, 20 September 2010

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