FROSINA - ФРОСИНА
Original premiere: June 1952; digital restoration premiere: June 2022
Frosina, produced by Vardar Film, is a social drama about existence, the life of a migrant worker, WWII, and the tragedy of a mother who loses her only son. It was recorded in black and white on 35 mm.
Frosina is generously provided for viewing by:
Cinematheque of the Republic of North Macedonia (Kinoteka na Republika Severna Makedonija) digitized and digitally restored “Frosina” in 2021 thanks to the “Season of Classic Film” project with financial support of the Association des Cinematheques Europeennes (ACE) and EU Creative Europe MEDIA programme…
Watch the Documentary on the making of this new remastered Frosina
(No subtitles, Macedonian language only)
Frosina is one of the many Macedonian wives whose husbands are economic emigrants abroad. Marriage does not bring them a family, only the burden of life itself. After her husband's short visits, she gives birth to children who do not live long because of the poverty into which they have been born. She gives birth to them alone, and she buries them alone. Only her last child, Klime, survives all his various illnesses and grows up to be her one joy in life.
Then war breaks out...
The film recounts the life of Frosina, who faces the fear of losing her only surviving child in the fight for freedom. The archetypal story of the mother devoting her life to raising children and taking care for her spouse and family interrogates the role of woman as a hero or a martyr for denying herself and her needs. Frosina is regarded as the beginning of the feature film production of North Macedonia.
Vojislav Nanovic was born on August 12, 1922 in Skopje, Makedonia. As a director and writer, he was known for The Magic Sword (1950), Tri koraka u prazno (1958) and Factory B (1958). He died on August 10, 1983 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.
Release date: original premiere: June 1952; digital restoration premiere: June 2022
Running time: 88 minutes
Director: Voislav Nanovic
Screenplay: Vlado Maleski and Meri Boskova
Producer: Dragoslav Radoicic-Beli, Vardar Films
Leading roles: Meri Boskova, Aco Jovanovski, Ljuba Arsova