Ficus - Merlinka festival

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Ficus

Fikus

Kratki film

Režija: Andrey Volkashin

Bosna i Hercegovina, 2018.

Trajanje: 17 min.

Almir je skriveni gej muškarac koji ne može da prihvati svoju seksualnost. On je zaljubljen u emotivno nestabilnog, oženjenog dečka Mirsada. Umesto da ode na žurku, Almir odlučuje da provede Novu godinu sa Milicom, prijateljicom na samrti i da joj kaže da je gej.

Ficus

Short film

Director: Andrey Volkashin

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018

Duration: 17 min

Almir is a gay man in the closet, who struggles with self-acceptance. He is hopelessly in love with his emotionally unstable, married boyfriend Mirsad. Instead of going to a party, Almir decides to spend New Year’s Eve with his dying friend Militsa and come out to her.

Andrey Volkashin

Born in Macedonia, Andrey Volkashin graduated film directing at NATFA in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. His first film Nothing in the Air (10′) premiered at Sofia IFF 2008 and his graduation film Kinder Surprise (27′) was awarded the Audience Award at Sofia IFF 2011. His musical comedy Shhh… Sing to Me (36′) was the first short film to be theatrically distributed in Bulgaria and has created a strong cult following. The short film Koliva (24′), a Macedonian-Bulgarian co-production opened at the 46th Huesca IFF. His short script project ‘Ficus’ was selected by the program ‘Sarajevo, City of Film’ and was produced as a part of Sarajevo Film Festival 2018. Ficus was nominated for IRIS PRIZE, the largest award for LGBT+ short film in the world and have opened at the 25th ISFF in Drama. Andrey has just completed his last short film Snake (20′) and is currently developing two feature film projects, both supported with script development grants by the Macedonian Film Agency. He is also a published novelist in his native Macedonia.