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God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

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Teona STRUGAR MITEVSKA

  • Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, France, Croatia
  • 2018
  • Korean Premiere
  • 101min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Based on a true story that took place in 2014, the film is about a woman who finds herself in serious trouble at a religious event in the Orthodox world of Eastern Europe. When a local priest throws a wooden cross into the river, good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. The problem is that our heroine Petrunya grabs the cross this time, but as women are ineligible to take part in the event everyone is furious. Male competitors start a war to take the cross back, while local communities criticise and blame her. However, she resolutely refuses to return it.
Her actions, such as participating the male-only event, grabbing the cross and refusing to return it, are done in order to break the glass ceiling of patriarchy and to challenge the social domination and authority by the nation, religion and men. In this context, the cross is not only a religious item, it’s something inaccessible, a symbol of everything that patriarchy doesn't grant women. God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya depicts feminist issues colliding between traditional and modern values, as well as with local culture and beyond. It will provide a unique cinematic experience to many young women. [KWON Eunsun]

Director

  • Teona STRUGAR MITEVSKA
    Teona STRUGAR MITEVSKA was born in 1974 in an artistic family in Skopje, Macedonia. She started as a child actor, trained as a painter and a graphic designer and later studied at M.F.A program in film at the Tisch School of Arts, New York University. She made her debut as short film director in 2001 with Veta (Special Jury Prize Berlin Film Festival 2002). How I Killed a Saint (Rotterdam Film Festival, Tiger Awards 2004) is her first feature made under the auspices of SISTERS AND BROTHER MITEVSKI, a company she established together with her brother Vuk and sister Labina.I Am From Titov Veles, premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, and was shown in Berlin 2008 and Cannes. God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija was premiered in Competition in Berlin Film Festival 2019.

Credit

  • ProducerLabina MITEVSKA
  • Cast Zorica NUSHEVA, Labina MITEVSKA, Simeon Moni DAMEVSKI, Suad BEGOVSKI, Stefan VUJISIČ, Violeta SHAPKOVSKA
  • Screenwriter Elma TATARAGIČ, Teona STRUGAR MITEVSKA
  • Cinematography Virginie Saint MARTIN
  • Editor Marie-Hélène DOZO
  • Music Olivier SAMOUILLAN

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