The Liberation of Skopje

  • Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija
  • Macedonia, Croatia, Finland, UK
  • 2016
  • 111’
  • Osloboduvanje na Skopje

Danilo and Rade Šerbedžija have transferred the legendary theater drama by Dušan Jovanović to the big screen, making it the Macedonian entry for the Academy Awards. This historical war drama centers on the downfall of a family. The year is 1941 and the city has been occupied by the Germans and their Bulgarian allies. Eleven-year-old Zoran witnesses the horrors of war. While his father is fighting for the Partisan army, his mother gets a job with a German officer in order to save her sister’s husband Georgij. After suffering a beating that leaves him disabled, Georgij becomes an alcoholic, while Zoran’s mother and Hans grow more intimate.

Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija

Danilo Šerbedžija’s debut feature, 72 Days (2010), has won three Golden Arenas and Arena Audience Award at the Pula Film Festival. The Liberation of Skopje is his second film. Rade Šerbedžija is one of the most famous Croatian actors. He has acted in over 170 films and directed a dozen theater plays. The Liberation of Skopje is his directorial debut.

The Liberation of Skopje

Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija
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Partysans, Lijeni film, Art Films, F&ME, MP filmska produkcija
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Dejan Dimeski
Nicolas Gaster
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Festivals & Awards
Pula Film Festival 2016; Sarajevo Film Festival 2016; Helsinki International Film Festival – Love and Anarchy 2016

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