Secret Ingredient


The Main 2 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 4:20 PM
The Main 2 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 9:45 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 28, 2018 9:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Tajnata sostojka
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Comedy Drama
Dark Comedy
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Health & Wellness
Release Year:2017
Runtime:103 min
Festivals & Awards:Best International Feature - Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Audience Award Best Film - Thessaloniki Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Wide
Director:Gjorce Stavreski
Producer:Gjorce Stavreski
Konstantina Stavrianou
Irini Vougloukalou
Cinematographer:Dejan Dimeski
Screenwriter:Gjorce Stavreski
Editor:Martin Ivanov
Composer:Branislav Nikolov
Pece Trajkovski
Goce Jovanoski
Principal Cast:Blagoj Veselinov
Anastas Tanovski
Aksel Mehmet
Aleksandar Mikic
Miroslav Petkovic
Dime Iliev
Simona Dimkovska


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Vele, a train yard worker, has been secretly feeding his father a mixture of spices and headache medicine in place of his unaffordable cancer medication. One day, Vele and his coworkers are assigned the job of locating a stash of marijuana supposedly hidden on one of the trains in the yard. Much to his surprise, Vele finds the hidden cache, but decides to keep it rather than report it.

Hoping to turn the drugs into some quick cash, Vele instead finds out the hard way that he has neither the connections nor the street smarts to sell the drugs. Out of options, he decides to put the herb to DIY medicinal use—in the form of a magic cake. Hoping only to quietly ease his father's pain, but rumors of Vele’s baking skills start to spread. Director/writer Gjorce Stavreski's feature film debut is nothing short of a genius blend of family drama and dark comedy by way of a drug caper.

Director Biography

Gjorce Stavreski Gjorce Stavreski graduated from the National Film Academy in Skopje. Born in 1978, Macedonia, Straveski has participated in several directors' workshops such as Berlinale Talent Campus and the ZagrebDox Pitching Forum. He's written and directed a number of short films, including At Daybreak (’10) and Audition Material. Secret Ingredient (’17) is his feature debut.


"Although on the surface, this is a crime caper, the film works most satisfyingly as a study of the abrasive but loving relationship between father and son" - Screen Daily


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