Press on Willow
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■ “Subtle, profound […] Three stories of Macedonian motherhood echo across eras in Milcho Manchevski powerful, evocative, beautifully played drama.“


■ “A multi-layered fictional exploration of fertility and infertility […] Haunting and at times heartrending, Willow is exactly the kind of filmic poetry we can expect from Golden Lion winner and Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski.“

Dan MacCannell

■ “Sophisticated structure [...] A highly consistent masterpiece inside-out.“

Chen, Douban Movies

■ “Sophisticated structure [...] A highly consistent masterpiece inside-out.“

Chen, Douban Movies

■ “One of those films that feels casual when you watch it, but digs deep and remains, both poignant and profound […] appealing storytelling […] extraordinarily affecting.“

Screen International

“The complexity of this apparently simple film is how one story flows into the next, illuminating it in unexpected ways […] superbly atmospheric camerawork and a confident command of the camera […] dazzling […] sensual.“

Hollywood Reporter

"Manchevski masterfully weaves the threads of the three stories together. [...] Visually, this is a lush film.”


“A profound portrait of longed-for motherhood. Milcho Machevski approaches this very feminine experience with the utmost respect and sensitivity...Two powerful, evocative and beautifully performed dramas… The emotional challenges of pregnancy and adoption are reflected with so much truth, sensitivity and respect that it seems incredible that this feminine work is directed by a man. Machevski has claimed that "humans are human" and that Willow speaks of human experiences.” Laura Botta


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