The Letter

Director: Vasil Hristov
1999

Petar is an intruder. He has skills to break into people’s lifes, to break into their privacies. He observes, examins, studies them. He brings people’s lifes to numbers, to simple statistical data. Data by which he comprehends the chaos. The chaos of life. And just as God, Petar only observes lives and does not interfere with the events. However, it is not in a human nature to remain distant and not to interfere with the reality at all. Especially not when Petar’s help is desperately needed. When he sees himself as the ultimate savior of somebody’s life Petar has to act.But for the people, the line between benevolence and crime is so thin that they can not clearly distinguish these two. They can’t recognize and trust an altruism without suspicion. They are bound to disfigure and misjudge any atempt for openhearted aid and call it a fraud or concealed attempt for an assault. Therefore, the savior has to be destroyed.

Credits: Cast / Branko Gjorcev, Silvija Stojanovska, Aleksandar Mikic, Emil Ruben

Director / Vasil Hristov
Production / Goran Acevski, Vasil Hristov, René Goossens, Annemiek van Gorp
Script / Vasil Hristov
Photography: / Vlatko Samuilovski
Art direction: / Nikola Lazarevski
Sound / Angele Kuzmanovski

With support of / The Macedonian Ministry of Culture and Het Nederlands Fonds voor de Film