Born in 1999 in North Macedonia. Hanis Bagashov studies film directing at the NATFA “Krastyo Sarafov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is Berlinale Talents, Sarajevo Talents, LIM – Less is More, European Short Pitch alumnus. His short MISHKO was selected at Sarajevo FF 2018. He played one of the leading roles in the feature WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Berlinale 2017), and exhibited his photographic work at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje.
Nora, a mute girl, escapes the family gathering to meet her secret admirer Amir, and make love for the first time.
Attached to the project: director, writer, producer
Looking for: co-producer
Keywords: forbidden love, celebration, nature
2016 FACES, short documentary, director – Four River Film Festival: Best Documentary & Best Cinematography; WatchOut! Film Festival: Best Documentary; AsterFest International Film Festival: Award “Aco Aleksov”
EXT. HILL – DAY
Mishko is climbed up on the apple tree and is vigorously shaking it. Angel is right below him, collecting the fallen apples. After a while, Mishko gets on the ground, grabs an apple and sits next to the tree. He looks at the distance and is deep in thought. Angel continues collecting apples.
I have an idea. Let’s break her
Angel comes closer to Mishko and sits on the ground. He puts the bag with the apples in front of him.
Why? How can we break them?
With a stone. Here, take some.
Mishko takes a fallen apple from the ground and gives it to Angel. Angel takes it.
I don’t think we should break her
Are you afraid of your father?
You know it will come out soon.
No it won’t. It’s dark, nobody will
Someone will see us, and she’ll
I know you are afraid of your
father. He’ll beat you, right?
Angel does not respond.
So, you’re coming, right?
No. I don’t want to.
You also laughed at me with the
others, when she splashed me.
No, I didn’t.
You were laughing, you faggot. I
I swear, I wasn’t laughing.
Mishko gets up, prepares to leave.
You might as well put on your
sister’s dress. It’ll suit you.
He takes the bike and leaves.
Angel remains under the tree, and hits the bag with the apples. They roll on the ground.
Citizen Kane (1941)