11th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2018

Iron Story

Zeleznata prikazna (Macedonian)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of | 16 min | Comedy, Drama | 2017 | Short Film (Live Action)

A young Roma girl named Fati finds out about her grandmother’s illness - iron-deficiency anemia. Disappointed because of lack of money to buy the necessary medicine, she sees a notice in a newspaper: ‘Ecological Action: wagons for scrap metal arrive in train station for recycling’. She comes up with a creative plan and goes to see Andrej, the local mafia boss who often visits Grandmother Fatima for fortunetelling. The superstitious boss orders his bodyguards to rob the train and deliver the iron to the old lady but that was not the iron grandma Fatima needed. Amazed by the ironic story, the police officers release Perhan and help to obtain the necessary medication for Fatima.

Девојче ромка по име Фати дознава за анемијата на нејзината баба поради недостаток на железо. Разочарана заради недостаток на пари за да се купи потребниот лек, таа забележува весник со наслов: "Еколошка акција: вагони за старо железо пристигнуваат во железничката станица за рециклирање". Таа смислува креативен план и оди да го види Андреј, локален мафијаш кој често ја посетува баба Фатима за гатање. Суеверниот шеф им наредува на своите телохранители да го ограбат возот и да го испорачаат железото на бабата, но тоа не е железото кое и е потребно на бабата. Зачуден од ироничната приказна, полицајците го ослободуваат Перхан и помагаат на семејството да ги добијат потребните лекови за Фатима.


Screening Schedule

  • 28 Jan
    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

  • 30 Jan
    04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

    Shegunbagicha

  • 1 Feb
    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Alliance Francaise de Dhaka

    Road 3, Dhanmondi

Credits and Casts

Director
Zlatko Kalenikov
Story
Zlatko Kalenikov
Script/Screenplay
Zlatko Kalenikov
Editor
Atanas Georgiev
Producer
Ivana Shekutkoska, Zlatko Kalenikov
Cinematographer
Dejan Dimeski
Leading Casts
Monika Boshkovikj Bajram Severdzan Jelena Jovanova Katina Ivanova Igor Spiroski

Exhibition & Award History

Short FIlm Corner - Festival de Cannes, France
Manaki Brothers International Cinematography Film Festival, Bitola, Macedonia, 2017 (official selection)
Schlingel International Festival for Children and Young Audience, Chemnitz, Germany, 2017 (official selection)
Macedonia Cinema Days, Sydney, Australia, 2017
Tuzla Film Festival, Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 2017 (official selection) – Best short film award
Tirana International Film Festival, Tirana, Albania, 2017 (official selection, Panorama Special Programme - Balkanorama)
NDU International Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, 2017 (official selection)
Izmir Kisa Film Festival, International Izmir Short Film Festival, 2017 (official selection)
KINOdiseea, International Children’s Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2017 (official selection)
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Pyrgos, Greece, 2017 (official selection)