Conversation with film director Milcho Manchevski

An open conversation with a renowned film director, writer, photographer and artist.

The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) hosts New York-based Macedonian-born film director, writer, photographer and artist Milcho Manchevski. 

Our Q&A-style conversation, open to audience participation, will take place on Friday, March 9 at 16:00 at Sophus Bugges hus (Seminar room 4) in English.

One of the topics to be discussed:

“Every piece of art has to contain the truth. But, not the truth of what happened. It needs to contain the truth of how things are — and the difference between what happened and how things are is what is important. Is it the events (and by extension the facts) of what happened, or is it the emotional and conceptual underpinning and thus understanding of how things are?” — Milcho Manchevski, from Truth and Fiction: Notes on (Exceptional) Faith in Art

Free entrance, all are welcome!

Note: We are cooperating with Cinemateket i Oslo to screen Before the Rain on Wednesday, March 7 at 18:00. The director will offer a brief introduction to his film before the screening.


About the guest

"Milcho Manchevski's Academy-award nominated film Before the Rain (1994) won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, along with 30 other awards. The New York Times included it on its 1,000 Best Films Ever Made list. He has directed four other features: Bikini Moon (2017), Mothers (2010), Shadows (2007) and Dust (2001), an episode of HBO's The Wire, and 50 short forms." — see full bio at IMDb


Tanya Zaharchenko
Tags: Film, Balkans, Culture and society, Art, War
Published Feb. 8, 2018 1:13 PM - Last modified May 24, 2019 2:07 PM