• Production: Vardar Film – Skopje
  • Country of origin: Republic of Macedonia
  • Genre: historical
  • Genre: Feature film
  • Year: 1971

Synopsis: During the Greek Civil War, 1946, members of the Royal Greek Army, which includes Macedonians from Aegean Macedonia, are punished by being sent to a camp on a desert island on charges of being communists and enemies of royal Greece. Because of their beliefs and ethnic backgrounds, some of them overcome all difficulties while maintaining their human dignity. Others fail, and instead of the expected salvation, they experience a complete moral decline. Central figures are Andon Sovichanov, Paris and Christ, who, each for himself, is an individual complexity of his own character, which is visible through the sufferings they go through and which mark the various dimensions of human resistance. Golgotha ​​begins with the seizure of the weapons of the Macedonians from Aegean Macedonia, members of the royal army and their deportation, first to a military prison where they are interrogated, and then, loaded on a ship in harsh and cruel conditions, taken to a deserted and rocky island. There is no water on the island, so offering and bribing with water is one of the methods of violating and destroying the dignity of the thirsty prisoners, asking them to sign a declaration of loyalty to the king and readiness to give up the Organization. Reprisals continue with constant torture, beatings and shootings of anyone who, in any way, resists or disobeys. On Greece’s Independence Day, prisoners are asked to sing the song of independence. The prisoners refuse, followed by chaos and rebellion, which ends in failure, with some dying in vain. Andon Sovichanov spits at the commander and, using a moment of surprise, begins to flee through the chaos on the island, chased by the commander himself. That, at the same time, is the end of the film.

Awards: 1971 FJIF, Pula, Golden Arena directed by Kiril Cenevski; 1971 FJIF, Pula, Golden Arena for the best male role of Darko Damevski; 1971 FJIF, Pula, Golden Wreath for the best debut directorial achievement of Kiril Cenevski; 1971 MFF, Moscow, “Fiery Bird”, for the best directorial debut of Kiril Cenevski; 1971 MFF, Moscow, Special Diploma for Affirmation of Young Authors of Vardar Film; 1972 MFF, Avellino, “Laceno d’Oro” directed by Kiril Cenevski 1972 Yugoslav nominee for the Oscar 1972 11 October Award for Kiril Cenevski for directing the film 1972 11 October Award for Darko Damevski for his role in the film



  • Directed by: Cinevski Kiril
  • Screenplay: Cinevski Kiril, Georgievski Tashko
  • Director of Photography: Petkovski Ljube
  • Editing: Chemchev Vangel – Lucky
  • Starring: Jovanovski Aco, Dameski Darko, Grozdanov Mite, Vuisic Pavle, Siskov Risto, Miric Voislav Voja
  • Supporting role: Milosavljevi Не Nenad, Dinevski Vukan, Kajчеevski Nikola
  • Film director: Angelovski Blagoja
  • Cameraman: Samoilovski Misho
  • Costume design: Doncheva – Tanceva Elena
  • Scenography: Lazarevski Nikola
  • Tone: Janevski Jordan
  • Assistant cameraman: Salkovski Dragan
  • Tone editing: Janevski Jordan
  • Recording organizer: Kalic Milos
  • Editing assistant: Lukova Donчиiќ Olga