Press on Mothers
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■ Press Quotes


“Painfully beautiful.”


“Daring, provocative, controversial.”

(Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

“Mothers opens up lines between documentary and fiction at the same time that it also blurs them. A special place in contemporary cinema.”

(Andrew Horton, Script)

“Manchevski gradually reveals the corruption and the failure of the Macedonian investigative and judicial system. *…+ Manchevski‘s esthetic experiment proves successful and confirms his extraordinary talent as a storyteller of images and moods, his skills in directing actors of every age and his ability to suggest hints instead of verifying theories”

(Giovanella Rendi,

“Mothers is a very strange film, sometimes sophisticated, poignant and often elliptical. One of the most interesting and original filmmakers of recent years. One of those authors who are not afraid to face the genres and to push the boundaries.”

(Diego Pierini, LoudVision)

“Mothers is an operation completely extraneous to the conceptual and aesthetic codes of contemporary cinema. Manchevski’s epic humanism finally returns.”


“Mothers debunks the notion that documentaries can tell the truth.”

(Virginia Wright Wexman, Off screen)

“Mothers is a film about moral courage.”

(Zitty Berlin)

“Stylistically provocative.”

(Connor McGrady, Brooklyn Rail)



Scriptjr, Andrew Horton: On Milcho Manchevski's Mothers (2011)

■ Democrat and Chronicle, Jasna Bogdanovska: Mothers

■ Arab Times: Compelling "Mothers" mixes truth and fiction

■ Independent Summer, Thierry: “Farewell My Concubine” (Chen Kaige) – “Mothers”

■ Eye Weekly, Chris Bilton: Mothers review

Tajrobe, Saeed Aghighi: Mothers review (in Persian)

■ Slobodna Dalmacija, Marko Njegić: MAJKE Istinite laži 'cinema veritea' (in Croatian)

■ Благоја Куновски - Доре: Мајки (in Macedonian)

■ Thompson on Hollywood, Meredith Brody: TIFF Diary

■ Cine Clandestino, Raffaele Meale: Materna trilogia macedone (in Italian)

Frankfurter Rundschau, Christina Bylow: Putzfrauen und andere Mütter (in German)

■ Film Zeit, Philipp Spießbach: Mothers (in German)

■ Fest21, Radmila Djurica: Milcho Manchevski Talks About Macedonia

■ Fest21, Vanessa McMahon: Mothers, Aruba review!

■ The Hollywood Reporter, Natasha Senjanovic: Mothers: Berlin Review

■ Close-up, Giovanella Rendi: Berlino 2011 - Mothers - Panorama (in Italian)

■ Off Screen, Virgiania Wright Wexman: Verities: the 2011 Berlinale

■ Balkan Insight, Sinisa Jakov Marusic: Macedonian Film 'Mothers' Heads to Berlinale

■ Media Industry Insider, Zorianna Kit: Berlin movie review: "Mothers"

■ The Hollywood Reporter, Natasha Senjanovic: Manchevski’s 'Mothers' Rules Belgrade Fest

■ Popbooks: Film 'Majke' Milca Mancevskog nagraden na FEST (in Serbian)

■  Canarias, Patricia Vidanes: Mothers (Majki): Falsedad y certeza (in Spanish)

■  Canarias, Patricia Vidanes: La verdad es un lienzo que oscurece (in Spanish)

■  La Provincia, Elisa Ardoy: Manchevski rompe las fronteras de géneros (in Spanish)

■  Capital Cine: Majki: Caras de la fricción

■  Il Piccolo, Elisa Grando: Manchevski: Donne per narrare il mondo (page 1)(page 2) (in Italian)

■  Il Piccolo, Elisa Grando: Il Trieste Film Festival aprirà con “Madri” di Manchevski (in Italian)

■  Fest21, Vanessa McMahon: Milcho on Mothers at SIFF

■, John Petkovic: 'Mothers' a return to form for filmmaker Milcho Manchevski

■  Art Papier, Katarzyna Bojić: Zanim spadnie deszcz – Przypowieść o oczyszczeniu (interview in Polish)

■  Лик: Профили от филмовата карта на света (interview in Bulgarian)

■, Петя Славова: Измислицата е истина, прикрита в една лъжа (interview in Bulgarian)

■ Истината и само истината (in Bulgarian)

■ Bakınız, Onur Ertuğrul: Milcho Manchevski Röportajı (interview in Turkish)

■ Danas, Goran Tarlac: Bog je u detalju: Milco Mancevski pred Festovu premijeru filma "Majke" (interview in Serbian)

Danas, Goran Tarlac: Licnost Danas: Milco Mancevski (in Serbian)

Vecernje Novosti, Radmila Radosavjlevic: Mancevski: Covek uvek na gubitku (interview in Serbian)

■ Blic, Tatjana Nježić: Milčo Mančevski, makedonski reditelj: Volim Balkan, ali ga ne idealizujem (interview in Serbian)

■ Politika, Ivan Aranđelović: "Majke" po starinski (in Serbian)

■ Политика, Дубравка Лакић: Уметност мора да има смисла, живот не (interview in Serbian)

■ Loudvision, Diego Pierini: Interview with Milcho Manchevski (in Italian)

■ Il Resto del Carlino Bologna: Manchevski, come fuori programma (in Italian)

■ Corriere di Bologna, Roy Menarini: Manchevski l'anima macedone al Lumière (in Italian)

■ Diario de Sevilla, Manuel J. Lombardo: Macedonia: detrás de la noticia (in Spanish)

■ The Times of India, Gauree Malkamekar: It's easier in India, say foreign filmmakers





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