Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija

God Exists. Her Name is Petrunya

Teona Strugar Mitevska

MK / BE / FR / HR / SI
Feature Film

Petrunya has moved back to her small home town in Macedonia, but is unable to find a job. After an unsuccessful interview, she gets caught up in an Epiphany procession. Traditionally on this day, the young men of the village dive into the sea to recover a huge cross thrown into the icy water by the priest. Whoever retrieves the cross first is celebrated and richly rewarded. This year it’s Petrunya who hauls the cross out of the water – to the indignation of the local men. Instead of earning fame and glory, she is the subject of hostile attacks.

Recommended for age 14 or older
Winner of the main prize at Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival in 2018

Portrait of director Teona Strugar Mitevska

Teona Strugar Mitevska

Born in Macedonia in 1974, Teona Strugar Mitevska lives both in Macedonia and Brussels. She first came into contact with film as a child actress. After training as a graphic designer, she studied film at the New York Tisch School of the Arts. Her feature film debut How I Killed a Saint was shown at over 50 film festivals and collected numerous awards. I am From Titov Veles also garnered over 20 film prizes.

Films by Teona Strugar Mitevska
When the Day Had no Name 2017 | Alerik 2013 | The Woman Who Brushed off Her Tears 2012 | I Am from Titov Veles 2008 | How I Killed a Saint 2004 | Veta 2001 | Amer in Amerika 2001 | Why is Betty Boop Angry 1999