Kaymak (2022)

Kaymak is an irreverent love story – it’s also a critique of the contemporary illiberal hypocrisy.
A young, rich couple are on top of the world, when a distant relative comes to live with them. Meanwhile, the neighbours in the crumbling house down below are middle-aged and feeling left behind, when the husband starts an affair with a cheese-seller. The two families are respectable at the beginning, happy at the end.

Underneath its exploration of the eternal search for love, Kaymak tackles darker social issues – surrogate parenting, infidelity, woman’s role in family and society, human trafficking, sexual liberty…

“[A] unique, tragi-comic experience”
Projektor/A Good Movie to Watch

“Masterful… one the rare contemporary artists in the world who passionately explore the human condition… a piece of art that transcends pure, unrestrained emotion that reaches deep”
Marina Kostova, SDK.MK

World Premiere Tokyo International Film Festival November 2022

Tapei Golden Horse Film Festival 2022

Sofia International Film Festival 2023

Bari International Film Festival 2023

Fantasporto 2023

  • Writer and Director : Milcho Manchevski
  • Producers: Jane Kortoshev
  • Co-producers: Mette Børch, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Els Vandevorst , Isabella Depeweg, Sinisa Juricic
  • Executive Producers: Ian Prior, Milcho Manchevski
  • Director of Photography: Ulrik Boel Bentzen
  • Supervising Editor: Nico;as Gaster


  • Sara Klimoska
  • Kamka Tocinovski
  • Aleksander Mikic
  • Simona Spirovska
  • Ana Stojanovska
  • Filip Trajkovic