Following the success of his first feature film, “The Red Horse” the director Stole Popov approached the production of “Happy New ‘49” with exceptional creative energy and dedication. Above all, Popov with unmistakable intuition chose the dramatic text by Gordan Mihic.
In its visual foundation the film actually presents the atmosphere existing in a family which having been placed in such historical circumstances begins not to disintegrate but rather reintegrate itself in a ring of evil, imposed by the times and the incomprehensible situations which it begins to manifest. However, the principal subject matter of the film is the reaching of the Resolution of the Inform-bureau and the repercussions it had on our environment. Thus, this family represents an average social cell, typical of that time, the tragic destiny of which is just as characteristic.
The director Stole Popov manages to achieve a harmony in the connecting of all the segments of expression in the film, which inevitably resulted in their esthetically functional co-action. Thus it is evident from the very first glance that the action focuses on the actors and the casting is here done with exceptional care. The three principal characters are played by: Meto Jovanovski, Vladica Milosavljevic and Svetozar Cvetkovic and the rest of the cast includes Aco Djorchev, Milica Stojanova, Sinolichka Trpkovska, Dushko Kostovski, Petar Arsovski, Goce Todorovski, Ivan Bekjarev, Mladen Krstevski and Mite Grozdanov.
An exceptional stylistic contribution was made by the cameraman, Misho Samoilovski, the set decorator Nikola Lazarevski, the costume designer, Jasminka Jeshic, the editor Laki Chemchev and the composer of the music, Ljupcho Konstantinov..