AVEC L’AMOUR

Films, Regional selection

Macedonia/2017/ 66’

DIRECTED BY: Ilija Cvetkovski

CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Dragan Pakovski, Samir Ljuma, Ilija Cvetkovski, Sotir Ivanovski, Dimo Popov, Jane Jankov

EDITOR: Atanas Georgiev

Dionis is a retiring biology teacher. With a passion, and a dream. He owns over a hundred rusty old cars, most of which don’t even work, and every night he sleeps next to them, dreaming of turning this unusual collection into a museum. But his passion and his dreams come with a price. Every night his younger wife sleeps alone in their home, and by day she makes ends meet by making wedding and birthday cakes. While dreaming of the museum, surrounded by his decaying cars, it is exactly in these piles of rust that Dionis finds the joy of existence.

Ilija Cvetkovski

Ilija Cvetkovski

He was born in 1990 in Negotin, Macedonia. He is a film director and photographer, a member of the European Young Film Academy. In 2010, he suspended his education at ENSAM, in Montpellier, where he studied architecture, to pursue a career in film. He subsequently relocated to Skopje and enrolled in the European Film Academy ESRA, where he made his first short film Dushan (2012). Avec l’amour (2017) is his latest film, premiered at Toronto’s Hot Docs.