God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya


Gospod postoi, nejzinoto ime e Patrunija
reż|dir Teona Strugar Mitevska | MK, BE, HR, SL | 2019 | 100 min
prod|pro Labina Mitevska scen|wr Elma Tataragić, Teona Strugar Mitevska zdj|ph Virginie Saint Martin mon|ed Marie-Hélène Dozo ob|cast Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Suad Begovski, Stefan Vujisič dys|dis Aurora


Equality in the contemporary world is a still valid topic, but equality in the church, at least for traditionalists sounds like heresy. In a small town in the eastern part of Macedonia every January local pop throws a wooden cross into the river. Hundreds of men jump into the water to get the crucifix. The cross brings happiness and prosperity to person who catches it. And what if it will be a woman? Petrunia does not intend to give up her victory.

2019 Berlin IFF – Guild Film Prize
2019 Berlin IFF – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
2019 Berlin IFF – nominated for Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film

Teona Strugar Mitevska (1974) She was born in an artistic family in Skopje. She studied painting and graphic arts and then she studied at New York's Tisch School of Arts. In 2001 she made her debut with the short film Veta, and won the Special Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Her full-length debut was How I Killed a Saint and it was also first project, realized by the production company Sisters and Brother Mitevski, founded together with her sister Labina and brother Vuk.

2019 Bóg istnieje, Jej imię to Petrunia|Gospod postoi, nejzinoto ime e Patrunija|God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya
2017 When the Day Had No Name
2012 The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears
2007 Jestem z Titov Veles|Jas sum od Titov Veles|I Am from Titov Veles
2004 Jak zabiłem świętego|Kako ubiv svetec|How I Killed a Saint

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow