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  • Summary: Mitsevska's first feature presents a slice of Macedonian life in 2001, the year the former Yugoslav republic skirted civil war with its ethnic Albanian citizens. Presenting an affecting story of a brother and sister who love each other but have to bridge different political ideas and personal agendas effectively captures the tension of the time. (Red Diaper Productions) Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 75
    Boasts dynamic performances by the two leads, as well as tight directing (a lot happens in just 82 minutes) and eye-pleasing cinematography (by Alain Marcoen, who also lenses for Belgium's acclaimed Dardenne brothers).
  2. 75
    Mitevska telescopes centuries of conflict between nations into an intimate story of siblings whose hopes for the future are being slowly poisoned by the sins of the past.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    60
    Though weak in the drama department, the story of a brother and sister who love each other but have different political ideas and personal agendas effectively captures the tension of the time.
  4. 60
    Throughout, first-time director Teona Strugar Mitevska (the sibling of the lead actress) demonstrates a keen eye for off-center compositions, a striking visual depiction of a world out of balance.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    60
    Successfully conveys the pervasive anxiety of a country on the brink of civil war.
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  1. DeanG.
    May 8, 2006
    10
    it is a beautifull film, Teona Mitevska is strong director with the potencial of a great Dictator!