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On his deathbed, Lem (Meto Jovanovski) thinks back to his childhood in a post-World War II Stalinist "reeducation" camp, where the children of parents unwilling to embrace the new realities of Yugoslavia are taught the ways of the communist future. The young Lem (Saso Kekenovski) befriends a boy named Isak (Maja Stankovska), and they survive under the stern but compassionate tutelage of headmaster Ariton (Mitko Apostolovski) and the more brutal ways of his assistant, Olivera (Verica Nedeska).

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (6)

  • Pic's balance of emotional truth in the hands of a talented cast and charged by Medencevic's lensing and Kiril Dzajkovski's powerfully moody score, reps a bold step forward for Balkan cinema.

    September 9, 2005
  • It is an impressionistic, sometimes fascinating, sometimes frustrating, window into a culture and country that was long walled off from the West.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
  • All of it, Chingo and Trajkov suggest, goes into shaping a Macedonian national identity uneasily poised between religious longing and ideological resolve.

    July 13, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • You leave this film intrigued by its aspiration and not likely to forget the world it's introduced you to.

    June 30, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Portentous melodrama.

    June 30, 2005
  • The Great Water is ultimately about the indomitability of faith, and the Christian symbolism is laid on thick.

    June 17, 2005 | Rating: 2/4
  • Pic's balance of emotional truth in the hands of a talented cast and charged by Medencevic's lensing and Kiril Dzajkovski's powerfully moody score, reps a bold step forward for Balkan cinema.

    September 9, 2005
  • It is an impressionistic, sometimes fascinating, sometimes frustrating, window into a culture and country that was long walled off from the West.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
  • All of it, Chingo and Trajkov suggest, goes into shaping a Macedonian national identity uneasily poised between religious longing and ideological resolve.

    July 13, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • You leave this film intrigued by its aspiration and not likely to forget the world it's introduced you to.

    June 30, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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    July 27, 2007 | Rating: low +3 out of -4..+4 | Full Review…
  • Macedonian blockbuster is more successful as a technical accomplishment than as an engaging narrative.

    October 27, 2005 | Full Review…

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