What is Man? Homo shows six faces, six phases in cleverly-connected, blackly comic episodes as desperate characters meet unwittingly in a modern metropole in the eternal search for the means to survive, and find some kind of love. The jobless graduate becomes a grave-digger, the grieving widow a nun, the priests gamble and gangsters rule the courts. Only the lonely child may find some affection when hope springs eternal.
IGOR IVANOV was born in Skopje in 1973, Igor Ivanov began his career as a director of television series, documentaries and shorts. His short fiction BUGS (2004) was in competition for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Ivanov directed five seasons of the live action children’s TV series FIVE PLUS, 35 episodes of the first children’s TV programme in Macedonia OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, co-produced by Common Ground Productions and Children’s Television Workshop. His filmography includes two feature films, UPSIDE DOWN (2007), which premiered in Karlovy Vary and won the Best Director award at Mostra de Valencia, and THE PIANO ROOM (2013), which screened at the Chicago International Film Festival, among the others.
Homo (2020 ), The Lover (2018), Cobra (2018), Insider (2017), Black Sun (2017), Prespav (2016-2019 ), Five Plus (2015), The Piano Room (2013), I Believe In Love (2013 ), Upside Down (2007), BUGS ( 2004)