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by Svetozar Ristovski


Modern day Macedonia. Lazar is a hare, acting as lure to the police during the transportation of illegal immigrants to Europe. Intelligent and discreet, he is the protégé of the local godfather and provides for his family with the money he makes. He falls in love with a young student, a stranger to his world. Against his will, he allows his brother-in-law, Toni, into the gang. One night, Toni is responsible for drowning an illegal immigrant. Called upon to help, Lazar has to make an impossible decision.

international title: Lazar
original title: Lazar
country: France, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Croatia
sales agent: Arizona Films
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Svetozar Ristovski
film run: 98'
screenplay: Svetozar Ristovski, Grace Lea Troje
cast: Vedran Živolić, Dejan Lilic, Natasha Petrovic, Goran Navojec
cinematography by: Dejan Dimeski
film editing: Benoit Delbove, Atanas Georgiev
art director: Jovan Manov, Sabina Hristova
costumes designer: Nevena Caklovic, Katarina Kolimbatovic
producer: Svetozar Ristovski, Igor Nola
co-producer: Guillaume De Seille, Kiril Kirilov, Galina Toneva
production: Arizona Productions, Gala Film, Small Moves, MP Films
distributor: Arizona Films


main awards/selection

Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2015 

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