Goran Stolevski interview: ‘I’m intensely connected to the characters’ 

The Australian-Macedonian director muses on making a romance in the least romantic place in the world, as he prepares to open MIFF 2022 with his new film Of An Age.

‘Watching movies at MIFF has been a holy winter ritual since I was literally a child,’ says Goran director Stolevski. ‘It’s what kept me going, in fact, for two decades, through many tricky periods as a writer-director.’

Those ‘many trick periods’ have resulted nevertheless in several critically acclaimed shorts, a feature screening at Sundance, being named one of Variety’s ‘10 Directors to Watch’ for 2022, and now, the opening night screening of Stolevski’s film Of An Age at the 2022 Melbourne International Film Festival.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports