Original Title: Sloboda Ili Smrt

English Title: The Year of The Monkey

Length: 110’

Director: Vladimir Blaževski

Screenplay: Vladimir Blaževski

Producer: Darko Popov, Vladimir Blaževski  PUNK FILM (Macedonia)
Co-producer:  Agon Uka, Valon Bajgora

Production Company: Ikone-Studio (Kosovo)

Co-production: Mina Djukic                            
Production Company: Film House Kiselo Dete (Serbia)
Co-production: Viva Videnovic 

Production Company: Strup produkcija (Slovenia)

The two main protagonists of this black comedy are Tsobe, a poor warden at the Zoo in Skopje and the chimpanzee Coco, inhabitant at the same Zoo. The simple story tangles up with Coco’s escape from “captivity for freedom”. Tsobe, because of the general economic crisis and poverty, gets fried from his job but he also receives a promise that he would be taken back to work if he managers to track down and bring back the fugitives. In the wretched and transition-devastated country, the escaped chimpanzee causes big media uproar. Coco becomes a symbol of resistance and liberal tendencies, someone who has management to break away from the enchanted circle of general entropy. That is how Tsobe’s missing for capturing the fugitive becomes traitorous.
The absurdly comical mischief of the hunt for the run-away monkey, we partly follow through Coco’s perspective. He is kind of a mirrors and silent witness of the sad and at the same time funny world that has lost its compass. And an unintentional tragicomic reason for people’s confrontation with their own fears and frustrations. He even becomes the flag of the revolt, disobedience and everything that a common person cannot be in an unfortunate country.


Producer’s Contact:

Darko Popov
Punk Film
[email protected]
+389 (0)78 255 867

Agon Uka & Valon Bajgora
[email protected] 
+377 (0) 45 505 507
+377 (0) 45 505 305

Mina Djukic
Film House Kiselo Dete
[email protected]
 +381 11 2751 230

Viva Videnovic
Strup produkcija
[email protected]
+386 40 172858

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