Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija

God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

“Tell them you’re 24”, advises Petrunya’s mother as her daughter heads off to another job interview. But Petrunya is 31, and she has studied history, which no one in Macedonia seems to need. On her way home – naturally, she did not get the job – Petrunya takes the plunge. It is Epiphany, and young men are diving for a holy cross thrown into the icy river. Petrunya is the fastest, and she will defend her victory against the closed ranks of the male world. Teona Strugar Mitevska delivers an angry satire that questions the democratic status in Macedonian society and passes scathing judgement on the church, the judiciary and the media. (Berlinale)

Director's Biography
Teona Strugar Mitevska
Teona Strugar Mitevska was born in Skopje, Macedonia, in 1974. She now lives there and in Brussels. She has a degree in graphic design and studied film at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. With her siblings Vuk and Labina she runs the Sisters and Brother Mitevski production company. “God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya” won the Guild Film Prize at Berlinale 2019.

Film Selection: Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija (God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, 2019) - Koga denot nemase ime (When the Day Had No Name, 2017, CE'17) - The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (2012; CE’12) - Jas sum od Titov Veles (I Am from Titov Veles, 2008, CE'08) - Kako ubiv svetec (How I Killed a Saint, 2004; CE’04)

European Panorama Fiction 2019
Teona Strugar Mitevska
North Macedonia / Belgium / Slovenia / Croatia / France 2019
100 minutes
OV with English & German subtitles
Screenplay Elma Tataragić, Teona Strugar Mitevska
Cinematography Virginie Saint-Martin
Editing Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound/Sounddesign Hrvoje Petek
Music Olivier Samouillan
With Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Suad Begovski
Producer(s) Labina Mitevska, Sébastien Delloye, Danijel Hocevar, Zdenka Gold, Marie Dubas, Elie Meirovitz
Sisters and Brother Mitevski, Entre Chien et Loup, Vertigo, Spiritus Movens, Deuxième Ligne Films, EZ Films
World Sales
Pyramide International
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
Berlinale 2019
Austrian Rights

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere