CULTURE Cinematheque to release five newly restored Macedonian movies on DVD

To mark World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, the Cinematheque will launch a DVD of five restored Macedonian feature films and will screen one of them, Vatroslav Mimica’s “The Macedonian Part of Hell” (1971), at 7 pm.

To promote Macedonian audiovisual heritage, the Cinematheque will also screen Robert Jankulovski’s “Photography 20-20” and “WW1: Remembering” as well as Boris Damovski’s “The Disappearance of Suzana Arsova” (1992).

The other four digitally restored films on the DVD are Branko Bauer’s “Three Girls Named Anna” (1959), Dimitrie Osmanli’s “Thirst” (1971), Kole Angelovski’s “Father (We’ve Been Cursed, Irina)” (1973), and Vladimir Blazhevski’s “Hi-Fi” (1987).

The DVD is a result of the Cinematheque’s collaboration with other film archives from former Yugoslavia, the press release says.

The Cinematheque has previously restored and released the entire oeuvres of many Macedonian filmmakers, including the Manaki brothers, Kiril Cenevski, Branko Gapo, Ljubisha Georgievski, Arseni Jovkov, Milcho Manchevski, and Stole Popov.

Unesco has chosen “Your Window to the World” as the theme for this year’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

“Audiovisual materials as documentary heritage objects provide a window to the world as we observe events we cannot attend, we hear voices from the past who can no longer speak, and we craft stories that inform and entertain,” Unesco points out.

Visitors to the Cinematheque are expected to follow public health protection guidelines

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