Punk's Not Dead

Director:  Vladimir Blazevski

Title in English:  Punk's Not Dead
Original title:  Pankot ne e mrtov

2011/ Macedonia/ 16mm super/104’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script:  Vladimir Blazevski; Photography:  Dimo Popov; Editing:  Blago ja Nedelkovski; Music:  Aleksandar Pejovski; Sound:  Atanas Georgiev; Leading actors:  Jordan Simonov, Kamka Tocinovski, Toni Mihajlovski, Xhevdet Jashari, Kiril Pop Hristov, Ratka Radmanovic, Vladimir Tuliev;
Producer:  Darko Popov

Protagonists of this black-comedy are punks who deliberately remained at the margins in muddy times of Macedonian transition. The routine of their outsider’s survival is disturbed by an offer to make a reunion of their one-time cult punk band and play at some bizarre “multi-cultural-happening”, which is to prove the false image of Macedonia as a land with relaxed ethnic tensions. This is the first Macedonian film treating the problem of increasing serious nationalism in the country.

Born in Skopje, Macedonia, 1955. Graduated film director (Academy for film, theater, radio & television in Belgrade). Feature films: Hi-Fi, 1987 (also scriptwriter) The Revolution Boulevard, 1992 (also scriptwriter) Punk is not Dead, 2011 (also scriptwriter) Feature Documentaries: The Chinese Market, 2001 Dozen Tales About Wine, 2002 Bake-house Fable, 2003 The Mystery of Wagner's Tuba, 2009 Screenplays for feature films: Gipsy Magic, 1997 Big Water, 2003 Awards to mention: First prize for Best Documentary ("The Chinese Market") at the "Duisburger Filmwoche" 2001 “Golden Arena” for Best Director (“Hi-Fi”) at Pula Film Festival 1987

IFF Karlovy Vary - EAST OF THE WEST Award; Montenegro Film Festival - BEST MALE ROLE



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