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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2014 - 18.27 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2014


Alerik is a story of a unique teenage boy who after the death of his guardian, when having no another choice, joins the army and immediately is sent to war. In the trenches of the battlefield a transformation occurs: his imagination mixes with the reality and he becomes a character from his dreams.

Original Title ALERIK
Category Out of competition
Section Focus on Macedonia
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 15’
Production Year 2013
Nationality Macedonia
Directed by Vuk Mitevski
Screenplay Teona Strugar Mitevska
Director of photography Virginie Saint Martine, Antoan Bellem
Editor Nick Gaster
Produced by Labina Mitevska, Katrin Böhringer

vuk mitevskiVuk Mitevski

Vuk Mitevski was born is Skopje, Macedonia. In 2005 he graduated from Bennington College, USA, specializing in sculpture, painting and set design. He lived in New York where he had solo exhibition of his monumental paintings Saints in Gallery MC in 2006. He returned to Macedonia to work as set designer on the feature films of his sister Teona S. Mitevska HOW I KILLED A SAINT, I AM FROM TITOV VELES and THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS. His participation at the Biennale of the Young artists from Europe and Mediterranean 2005 was awarded by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Napoli and one of his works is included in their collection. In 2009 he had his solo exhibition at the Macedonian National Gallery, supported by the Ministry of Culture of R. Macedonia. His last project “Light” was shown at “Nord art 2010” in Carlshuette, Germany. Animation films are his greatest challenge and inspiration. In 2008 his animation ANGEL was selected for the Locarno Film festival 2008 and was screened at Sarajevo Film Festival. His last animation ALERIK which was awarded Robert Bosh Foundation grant, had its international premier at Sarajevo Film Festival. He currently prepares the short animated film THE BOY WITH A TORN SOCK IN THE RIGHT HAND.

festival contact

Macedonian Film Agency
8 Mart br. 4
1000, Skopje
phone +389 2 3224 100
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