Genre: Feature - Drama
Release Year: 2006
Duration: 95 minutes
Directed by: Sergej Stanojkovski
Screenplay by: Sergej Stanojkovski
Produced by: Marcelo Busse, Markus Hilberschmidt
Leading Roles: Labina Mitevska, Nikola Kojo
Forty-year old Janko is released from prison into the care of his half-brother Novak, owner of the Hotel “Titanic” in Skopje. The same day Novak picks up his wife’s sister, Zana, from the psychiatric hospital. Since the mental home has begun to serve as a hide-out for war criminals, there is no longer any room for the real patients. Stuck with two misfits ill-equipped for daily struggles of ordinary life, Novak puts Janko in charge of fixing up Zana’s house. Slowly these two people connect in sometimes awkward, but profoundly lyrical way.
Sergej Stanojkovski studied directing and documentary filmmaking at Filmakademie FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. He has directed documentary shorts and commercials, and is the recipient of FAMU’s Pavel Juracek Filmpreis award for excellence. "Contact" is his first feature.