Macedonian Saga (1993)
1h 53min · Drama, Romance · 19 October 1993
The arrival of the young teacher Damjan in one village in western Macedonia shakes the usual daily life of its inhabitants who belong to different religions. He, in many ways is altered from the former teachers in the village. With his youth, with the way he communicates with children and with his vanguard, is attracting attention between the villagers. In that kind of circumstances, he is respected guest in many village homes. In one of them also lives a girl named Djemile, sister of the new teacher friend, who by chance is the first person he met in the village. The beautiful girl attracts attention to Damjan who in the beginning, maybe irresponsibly, is courting to her, disregarding the patriarchal environment he enters. Love is born, which tragic component is present since day one. Different religious beliefs doesn't allow possibility for a happy ending of this love, that pretty soon will stop being secret. Under strong pressure from the family of Djemile, and from the village in general, Damjan is gonna leave. Short after, like in madness, he returns back. But, in that time continuum, Djemile killed herself, jumping in the overflow river, aside that her great love began there.
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Director(s): Branko GapoCast: Kiril Pop Hristov, Biljana Taneska, Meto Jovanovski