Soil

by Alex Cvetkov

Zemlja, fiction, 2,39:1/2,35:1, c, 30 min
Expected delivery: Q2 2022
SI, MK

Hoping for a better life (economically), people from northern Macedonia apply for a Bulgarian passport so that they could move to the European Union without work visas and work permits. Gjore is a proud firefighter, happy with his life. But his pregnant wife Sofia has a European dream... After somehow getting enough money for their passports with great difficulty, Gjore and Sofia set off for a better life. But what they soon find out is that even “over there” there is a harsh reality. With the new realization that life is everywhere, if only one can find it, they return to their loving homeland.

screenwriters
Alex Cvetkov, Nikola Kuzletov
director
Alex Cvetkov
producer
Miha Černec
co-producers
Angela Nestorovska, Vladimir Anastasov, Igor A. Nola
director of photography
Joško Morović
film editor
Dejan Boškovič
production designers
Špela Jelovčan, Marco Juratovec
costume designer
Žaklina Krstevska
key make-up artists
Žaneta Dimitrievska, Loui Ferry
cast
Nataša Petrović, Dimitar Gjorgijevski, Matjaž Javšnik
production
Tramal Films
co-production
Sektor Film, AR Cvetkov, MP Films, MB Grip
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, North Macedonia Film Agency
Alex Cvetkov

Slovenian filmmaker Alex Cvetkov (1995) began his career at a young age as a stuntman, and later, especially while studying at the Los Angeles Film School, he gained a lot of experience in virtually all professions in the sector.