At daybreak

"The intensive, 15 minute piece, manages to excite..."

  • Genre: Short, Thriller

  • Release Year: 2009

  • Duration: 15 minutes

  • Directed by: Gjorce Stavreski

  • Screenplay by: Gjorce Stavreski

  • Produced by: Gjorce Stavreski

  • Leading Roles: Petar Arsovski, Jordan Simonov, Marija Bejkova, Lile Georgieva


One morning, the old janitor in a mountain hut finds a scared, young woman hiding in the kitchen. A few moments later, a middle aged man, her lover, enters the hut, introduces himself as her uncle and starts asking about her. The old man decides to protect her and lies, saying he hadn’t seen anyone around. As the film approaches its wild end, that decision costs him dearly...

The film is set in Macedonia, just after the fall of the Communism. The new transitional system brings new “values”, embodied in the relationship of the young woman and her lover.

Director Information:

Gjorce Stavreski

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