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Video Interview: Milcho Manchevski – Willow | Intl. Feature Film Entry for the 93rd Academy Awards

North Macedonia’s official submission for the ‘Best International Feature’ category at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021 is Willow, the latest title from Milcho Manchevski, which premiered at the 2019 Rome International Film Festival. Manchevski is revered for his 1994 debut Before the Rain, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. This is the fourth time Manchevski has been the official submission for his country and in our zoom chat we got to speak about his process, including the origins and inspirations of his latest work. Manchevski also touches upon a new project he’s been working during this in conversation.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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