“It’s a really powerful film, a Macedonian version of the "City of God". It came to me through my network and I’ve been following it since the project stage,” says Reel Suspects CEO Matteo Lovadina, who is aiming for a Toronto International Film Festival premiere for the film.
The picture stars first-time actor Martin Gjorgoski as Phillip, a rough, marginalised teenager, who is forced to participate in a terrifying encounter by a corrupt policeman while in the care of social services.
Irrevocably damaged, he is hell-bent on seeking violent revenge on society, enlisting the other “lost boys” in the tough juvenile adoption centre he calls home.
Skopje-based film and TV production outfit Dream Factory Macedonia produced the film. The company’s previous credits include Monument To Michael Jackson, which premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014 and won the jury award at the Santa Barbara International Festival, and Tozija’s short film The Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella.