Manaki Brothers - International Cinematographers’ Film Festival

The Greek cinematographer Giorgos Karvelas was the first guest of the Open Air Cinema program

19 September, Bitola – Giorgos Karvelas, cinematographer of the film The Waiter, which was screened in the European Cinema Perspectives program, shared the experience from the work on this urban drama which takes place in Athens.

-It was really my pleasure to be the first guest at the Open Air Cinema program at the Museum. The film is a debut film of the director, inspired by an actual story which he had experienced a few years ago in New York, about a girl who disappears, with whom they were meeting almost each day before. We were preparing for about two months, we were shooting for 4 weeks, and the editing lasted about 2 weeks, Karvelas said, admitting that his work has been influenced by works of Caravaggio, films of David Lynch etc.

From this year, the “Manaki Brothers” got one more festival space, the courtyard, or as the locals in Bitola call it – patio, of the Museum of Bitola, where part of the festival programs are screened in an open air cinema. The program of the Cinematheque, the traditional partner of the festival, is running in the Magaza.