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The Museum of Tolerance presents a special screening of
The Third Half
Special Film Screening
Written and Directed by Darko Mitrevski
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:00pm
The Official Macedonian Entry for the 85th Academy Awards
THE THIRD HALF is a deeply moving, life-affirming and often humorous story of love during war-time and a country’s passion for soccer. In 1941 Macedonia, a young Eastern Orthodox, Kosta, and a wealthy young Jewish woman, Rebecca, fall in love, despite her father’s effort to keep them apart. With the war raging around their borders, the Macedonians remain cocooned in their world of patriotic pleasures, primarily concerned about getting the beleaguered Macedonia Football Club on a winning streak. Their manager hires the legendary German-Jewish coach Rudolph Spitz to turn them into champions. But when the Nazi occupation begins and they start deporting Jews, Kosta and his teammates realize that the carefree days of their youth are over. As the Nazis try to sabotage the outcome of the championship game, and Spitz’s life is threatened, Kosta and his teammates rise to the challenge to protect their coach, with all of Macedonia cheering them on.
Based on a true events, the film takes an intimate look at the emotional angst of a father who sees his heritage being washed away, the determination of a young husband to save his Jewish bride from a culture of hate, and the moment in life when a man must put his ideals and beliefs on the line, and have the courage to stand up for what’s right. Starring Sasko Kocev, Richard Sammel, and Rade Sherbedgia and Katarina Ivanovska (in her film debut).
Q & A with filmmaker Darko Mitrevski and a reception will follow the screening.
RESERVED SEATING FOR MEMBERS OF THE CINEMA SOCIETY OF THE MOT AND THEIR GUESTS. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CINEMA SOCIETY OF THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE PLEASE VISIT THE CINEMA SOCIETY PAGE.
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