Secret Ingredient

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Vele can’t afford to buy the expensive medications for his father who has cancer. Desperate, he steals marijuana from some criminals, makes a cake with it and gives it to him, hoping it will reduce his pain. His father’s health miraculously improves, but Vele is suddenly confronted by their neighbours who demand the recipe for the “remedial” cake and by the criminals who want their drugs back. The greatest challenge, however, is to persuade his father that his life is worth living for.

Director’s Biography
Gjorce Stavreski is an award winning filmmaker from Skopje, Macedonia. His documentary Adam and Eve got the Special Jury Mention Award at ZagrebDox film festival in Croatia. His short fiction At Daybreak was in official competition at Clermont-Ferrand film festival in France.
The Secret Ingredient is his feature film debut. It won two international awards in pre-production: EAVE Scholarship Award at WEMW Pitching Forum in Trieste and a nomination for VFF Highlight Pitch Award at Berlinale Talent Project Market. The film was nominated for awards at Tallinn Black Nights and, Thessaloniki Film Festivals.

Director : Gjorce Starvreski
Producer : Gjorce Stavreski
Cast : Blagoj Veselinov, Anastas Tanovski & Aksel Mehmet
Screenplay : Gjorce Starvreski
Cinematographer : Dejan Dimeski
Editor : Martin Ivanov
Production Designer : Simo Branov
Production Company : FRAGMENT FILM –
Music Composer : Branislav Nikolov
Sound Dsigner : Igor Popovski
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Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2017
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017
Original Title : Secret Ingredient
English Title : Secret Ingredient
Country : Macedonia
Year : 2016
Runtime : 107 MINS
Type : Colour 
Language : Macedonian

Director’s Filmography
2017 Secret Ingredient
2013 Materijal za audicija (Short)
2012 Skopje Remix
2009 Na izgrejsonce (Short)
2007 Doma (Documentary)




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