The trains in Stole Popov’s films travel – they depart and return, moving as threads that metaphorically connect the hopes, wishes, joys, as well as absurdities of the human existence, yesterday, today… perhaps tomorrow?
Academy Award Nominated
Stole Popov was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for the film Dae (1979).
“Tattoo” was nominated for the Felix Award in 1992 and was among the best 7 feature films.
Nominated for the European Film Academy Award
THE EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION 1992
TATTOO – The movie, 1991
Just as dramatic a controversy on the 1991 international festival scene was Stole Popov’s Tattoo, the first feature film to bear the banner of the newly constituted staтe of Macedonia. The story of a cantankerous yet sympathetic individual who gets jailed for absurd reasons and then dies a victim of police brutality, Tattoo featured another outstanding acting performance by Meto Jovanovski as the “loser” Ilija and was the kind of timely sociocritical film document that does credit to a democratic society.
TO THE HILT |A MACEDONIAN STORY |
Motion Picture by Movie Director Stole Popov
Starring Inti Sraj, Sasko Kocev, Martin Jordanovski and Toni Mihajlovski the film unveils a harsh though romantic story in which the eternal Macedonian cause for own identity and independence is seen from the angle of illusion and relativity of freedom, justice, love, happiness, sacrifice, lies and treason. This is a film about the dialectical encounter between the myths and the anti-myths, a film in which legends and storytelling face the ongoing reality of the cruel life through Macedonian history full of super historical absurd. This film breaks down the barriers of the space where western and eastern civilization have intertwined for centuries.
Post Yugoslav Cinema
From Dino Muratagics book "Post Yugoslav Cinema" Both the European art film festival sccne and Hollywood found Gypsy [...]
Macedonian westerns come to Czech cinemas and punk road movie
Press Release, 3 November 2016 In the Czech Republic, Macedonian cinema is not well known, but in this [...]
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times
From the special issue of Time magazine Stole Popov followed Ins father into the film business. "As il [...]