Mirage Reviews

  • Nov 03, 2020

    Mirage (Iluzija) is a very problematic film. It has its strengths – the ending is memorable, Vlado Jovanovski is excellent in the main role and Nikola Djuricko's Paris presents the most interesting and ambiguous section of an otherwise pretty straightforward narrative. My main issue here is that the story is highly implausible in its overly tragic chain of events and the director's obvious hatred for his own country is excessive and very much one-sided.

    Mirage (Iluzija) is a very problematic film. It has its strengths – the ending is memorable, Vlado Jovanovski is excellent in the main role and Nikola Djuricko's Paris presents the most interesting and ambiguous section of an otherwise pretty straightforward narrative. My main issue here is that the story is highly implausible in its overly tragic chain of events and the director's obvious hatred for his own country is excessive and very much one-sided.

  • Jul 19, 2014

    Wow. What a very powerful movie. The subject matter of bullying is more prevalent today, than what it was when the movie was made. This would be a great movie to remake today, in English. I think it would be a huge hit.

    Wow. What a very powerful movie. The subject matter of bullying is more prevalent today, than what it was when the movie was made. This would be a great movie to remake today, in English. I think it would be a huge hit.

  • Jun 17, 2014

    Come from Macedonia, not popular place for film, "Iluzija" or represented in English "Mirage", teach filmmaker how to create a powerful heartbreaking drama without any crying scene inside. Strong from beginning until final scene, this film succeeds describing a story about social life of pre-adolescent ; broken home, bullying, friendless, trust-crisis and hope.

    Come from Macedonia, not popular place for film, "Iluzija" or represented in English "Mirage", teach filmmaker how to create a powerful heartbreaking drama without any crying scene inside. Strong from beginning until final scene, this film succeeds describing a story about social life of pre-adolescent ; broken home, bullying, friendless, trust-crisis and hope.

  • Mar 31, 2013

    Set in Macedonia, a boy constantly bullied in school and in his own home dreams of leaving fatherland. The film's intensity gets lost in an unstoppable wave of improbability and drab fake realism. It also drags and feels soulless.

    Set in Macedonia, a boy constantly bullied in school and in his own home dreams of leaving fatherland. The film's intensity gets lost in an unstoppable wave of improbability and drab fake realism. It also drags and feels soulless.

  • Mar 18, 2013

    Tragically Brilliant

    Tragically Brilliant

  • Sep 19, 2012

    So depressing and hopeless, Mirage is strictly set on the saddening truth of the European suburbs and the life that seems to be absent in the new generation. Heartbreaking and moody.

    So depressing and hopeless, Mirage is strictly set on the saddening truth of the European suburbs and the life that seems to be absent in the new generation. Heartbreaking and moody.

  • Jun 14, 2012

    a very good movie , but a sudden ending and the quote that was said wasn't very powerful

    a very good movie , but a sudden ending and the quote that was said wasn't very powerful

  • Aug 11, 2009

    A powerful and beautifully filmed story about lost hope and lost innocence. One of the most intense movies I've seen this year.

    A powerful and beautifully filmed story about lost hope and lost innocence. One of the most intense movies I've seen this year.

  • Feb 09, 2009

    When you watch this movie (yes you should watch it) just keep in mind any themes that occur throughout the movie, because that will ultimately lead to the desired effect of the movie. It's not too complicated, just think about it a bit before dismissing it. Mirage explores the tormented life of a Macedonian boy and the way he deals with his problems. It's a really well done film, but quite the downer. I'd say it's even more depressing than "The Hours" with just as much touching, which is the main distinction of the film. Nothing is particularly special besides the emotions it evokes. The acting, the main character being a child, could be considered well done in terms of children acting, I suppose.

    When you watch this movie (yes you should watch it) just keep in mind any themes that occur throughout the movie, because that will ultimately lead to the desired effect of the movie. It's not too complicated, just think about it a bit before dismissing it. Mirage explores the tormented life of a Macedonian boy and the way he deals with his problems. It's a really well done film, but quite the downer. I'd say it's even more depressing than "The Hours" with just as much touching, which is the main distinction of the film. Nothing is particularly special besides the emotions it evokes. The acting, the main character being a child, could be considered well done in terms of children acting, I suppose.

  • Jan 25, 2009

    This movie is a deep dark drama. Very well written and directed, such that, you cannot help but be transported into their world and feel their pain. Although at times it felt a bit too long, it is worth watching. It is a story of being pushed into the abyss and emerging from the other side transformed into someone else.

    This movie is a deep dark drama. Very well written and directed, such that, you cannot help but be transported into their world and feel their pain. Although at times it felt a bit too long, it is worth watching. It is a story of being pushed into the abyss and emerging from the other side transformed into someone else.