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Thessaloniki Film Festival to screen Would You Look at Her

Macedonian director Goran Stolevski’s short Would You Look at Her will be screened on Nov. 5 and Nov. 11 as part of the Balkan Survey program of the 59th Thessaloniki Film Festival.

Stolevski’s film has been shown widely on the festival circuit, having made the official selection of more than 40 international festivals.

At the 34th Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, it won the 2018 Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction.

Previously, it was awarded the Small Golden Camera 300 at the 38th Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers’ Film Festival in Bitola.

Would You Look at Her was also screened at this year’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, and won the Urania Prize at the 2018 LET’S CEE Film Festival in Austria.

The film was announced the Best Short in International Competition at the 2018 Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival in Serbia, where it was described as “a telling critique of the current political climate” and “an active call to reexamine stereotypes.”

It also received a Best International Short Film Honorable Mention at the 2018 Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival in Israel.

Since February, the film’s official distributor has been Premium Films from France, specialists in the international sales of short films who manage the rights of more than 800 titles, among which Oscar and Palme d’Or Short Film winners.

Would You Look at Her tells the story of Aneta (Sara Klimovska), a young woman who decides to take part in an exclusively male religious ritual.

Stolevski’s short is a co-production between Black Cat Production and Skopje Film Studio and it received financial support by the Macedonian Film Agency.