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The Lover

DirectorIgor Ivanov
ProducerTomi Salkovski – Skopje Film Studio
WriterIgor Ivanov
CameraDragan Salkovski, Dejan Dimeski, Tomi Salkovski
EditorVladimir Pavlovski
CastIgor Angelov, Natalija Teodosieva, Sasho Petrovski
ScreeningThursday 7 November | 17:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Saturday 9 November | 11:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Length8 min
CountryNorth Macedonia
SectionShort Films, Big Stories

Love, the most powerful and enigmatic of all life experiences makes the impossible possible. But what about regained love? A delicate short silent movie to make belief in love possible again!


A failed circus artist managed to regain his beloved and to pull her from the embrace of her new lover, using the acrobatic skills she once fell in love with him for.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Manaki Brothers, International Cinematographers’ Film Festival, North Macedonia, 2018 – Premiere

Director’s bio

Igor Ivanov began his career as a director of television series, documentaries and shorts. His short ”Bugs” (2004) was in competition for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. He directed five seasons of the live action children’s TV series Five Plus, 35 episodes of the first children’s TV program in North Macedonia “Our Neighbourhood”, co-produced by Common Ground Productions and Children’s Television Workshop. His filmography includes two feature films, “Upside Down” (2007), which premiered in Karlovy Vary and won the Best Director award at Mostra de Valencia; and “The Piano Room” (2013), which was screened at the Chicago International Film Festival, among others.