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WILLOW

by Milcho Manchevski

synopsis

Three Macedonian women have to contend with control over their bodies, tradition, loyalty, pregnancy and adoption. They have not set out to change the world or society, but their struggle to become mothers makes them unlikely heroines. The three bittersweet stories, one medieval, two contemporary, mirror and contrast one another, exploring themes of love, trust and motherhood.

international title: Willow
original title: Vrba
country: North Macedonia, Hungary, Belgium
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Milcho Manchevski
screenplay: Milcho Manchevski
cast: Sara Klimoska, Natalija Teodosieva, Kamka Tocinovski, Nenad Nacev, Nikola Risteski, Petar Caranovikj, Ratka Radmanovic, Petar Mircevski, Ana Kostovska, Laze Manaskov
cinematography by: Tamás Dobos
film editing: Nicolas Gaster
art director: David Munns
producer: Jane Kortoshev, Milcho Manchevski
co-producer: Agron Domi, Ildiko Kemeny, Eleonóra Peták, Hubert Toint
executive producer: Nik Powell, Ian Prior
associate producer: László Józsa
production: Banana film, Pioneer Pictures, Saga Film, Tirana Film Institute (AL)
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