SECRET INGREDIENT

 

directed by Gjorce Stavreski

 

 

 

 It will spice up your life.

 

 Vele can’t afford to buy the expensive medications for his father who has cancer. Desperate, he steals marijuana from some criminals, makes a cake with it and gives it to him, hoping it will reduce his pain. His father’s health miraculously improves, but Vele is suddenly confronted by their neighbors who demand the recipe for the “remedial” cake and by the criminals who want their drugs back. The greatest challenge, however, is to persuade his father that his life is worth living for. 

DARK COMEDY DCP/HD - 2017 - Macedonia/Greece - 104min

CAST Blagoj Veselinov, Anastas Tanovski & Aksel Mehmet

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Macedonian

PRODUCED BY Fragment Film, GRAAL S.A

DIRECTOR

GJORCE STAVRESKI is an award winning filmmaker from Skopje, Macedonia. His documentary Adam and Eve got the Special Jury Mention Award at ZagrebDox film festival in Croatia. His short fiction At Daybreak was in official competition at Clermont-Ferrand film festival in France, and his short fiction Audition Material won the Best Short Fiction Award at Bogoshorts, Colombia.

SECRET INGREDIENT is his feature film debut. It won two international awards in pre-production: EAVE Scholarship Award at WEMW Pitching Forum in Trieste and a nomination for VFF Highlight Pitch Award at Berlinale Talent Project Market. 

He is a recipient of a prestigious award 13th of November for math and sciences.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD

TALLIN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - First Features Competition

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - Official Selection