(out of 5)
Inspired setup suffers from not having enough substance at its core. The film is told in three stories, the third completing the missing link to the first, mostly centring around a Macedonian filmmaker (Rade Serbedzija) and his British girlfriend (Katrin Cartlidge). Milcho Manchevski’s film debut, the first major film from the newly independent state of Macedonia, is stunningly photographed, but ultimately not effective enough. Emma Thompson’s mother, Phyllida Law, has a wonderful small role as Cartlidge’s mother.
Directed by Milcho Manchevski
Screenplay by Milcho Manchevski
Cinematography by Manuel Teran
Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster