‘Third Halftime’ filming kicks off on September 10 – film about Macedonian Jewish Coach

Filming of Darko Mitrevski’s ‘Third Half’ kicks off on September 10 in Ohrid, the movie’s director & scriptwriter said Wednesday at a press conference.

The seven-week process will also take place in Skopje and Bitola.

The film is based on a true story about the football team ‘Macedonia’ (FC Vardar predecessor), which under a leadership of Jewish coach, manages become a champion of “fascist soccer League” in 1942. The movie also depicts the life in Macedonia under fascist occupation and sufferings of Macedonia’s Jews at the time.

The new film has been prepared for ten years, Mitreski said.

“I have been living with this story for ten years. Historic movies about football, Holocaust, WWII are not being made every day. This is an epic film and for it to be presented on the screen sets that don’t exist anymore are required. We have been filming across Macedonia to find the most interesting locations, as we wish for the ‘Third Halftime’ to also be a postcard of our country’s mystique, exoticism,” said Mitrevski.

Sasko Kocev and Katerina Ivanovska (Macedonia’s fashion model) are selected for the main roles of Kosta and Rebeka. The actors’ crew also include Richard Sammel, Rade Serbedzija, Emil Ruben, Toni Mihajlovski … and many others.

Macedonian Government declared the movie to be of national interest and granted EUR one million for its realization. Macedonia’s Film Fund participated with EUR 500,000, while The Sparkasse Bank is the general sponsor. Macedonia’s Jewish Community and its Holocaust Fund also made contributions.

The film is based on a true story about the football team ‘Macedonia’ (FC Vardar predecessor), which under a leadership of Jewish coach, manages become a champion of “fascist soccer League” in 1942. The movie also depicts the life in Macedonia under fascist occupation and sufferings of Macedonia’s Jews at the time.

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/18997/45/

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