'THE THIRD HALF'Macedonia / Czech Republic / USA, 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2013. – Palm Springs International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, 2nd place
"The Third Half" is a true story of several people gathered around the most important thing in the world - football, in the most turbulent time of the world`s history, WWII. It is a story of the players of FC Macedonia and their German-Jewish coach Rudolph Spitz who leads them towards the champion title of the Nazi football league. The club's founder Dimitry has to choose between his love for his team and his loyalty to the new order. His best striker Kosta falls in love with a beautiful rich girl Rebecca. Rebecca elopes with her football player to live in his locker-room, and thereby eludes the bitter destiny of her people. And after all, it is a story about football, a game that in those terrible times became more than just a game - a battlefield between the good and the evil.