Writer / Director
Born in 1999 in North Macedonia, Hanis Bagashov studies film directing at NATFA “Krastyo Sarafov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is Berlinale Talents, Sarajevo Talents, LIM | Less is More, European Short Pitch, First Films First (Goethe Institut), Go Short Campus alumnus. His short “Mishko” premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival in 2018. He played one of the leading roles in the feature “When the Day Had No Name” by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Berlinale 2017), and “Sisterhood” by Dina Duma (Karlovy Vary 2021; Netflix). He exhibited his photographic work at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje. His short film project in development “Grasshoppers” won the First Prize granted by Région Bretagne at European Short Pitch 2020.
Aisha and Sabedin, a middle-aged couple, live in a small Albanian village in North Macedonia. They don’t have children, and their mutual existence is a silent war; they eat separately, sleep separately, and hardly talk to each other at all. One day, Aisha decides to start having driving lessons with her nephew, the instructor Bekim. These lessons make Aisha blossom, while a family secret is revealed.