The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears

Helena witnesses her son’s suicide. From this moment on, her world is turned upside down as her struggle for survival transforms into a hunt for revenge. Ajsun is a dreamer who lives with her father and her son Ilkin. She dreams to be reunited with Lucian, the father of her son. Both women aspire to be free. THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS tells a story about the various types of imprisonment we create for ourselves or are forced into.

Director's Biography
Teona Strugar Mitevska, born 1974 in Skopje, Macedonia. In 1998, she enrolled in the MFA film program at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. She debuted as short film director in 2001 with VETA. In 2004 she won the European Competition at Crossing Europe with HOW I KILLED A SAINT. Her third feature THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS had its world premiere at Berlinale 2012. // Films (Selected): KAKO UBIV SVETEC (How I Killed a Saint, 2004; CE '04), JAS SUM OD TITOV VELES (I Am from Titov Veles, 2008; CE '08), THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS (2012)
European Panorama Fiction 2012
Teona Strugar Mitevska
North Macedonia / Germany / Slovenia / Belgium 2012
103 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Teona Strugar Mitevska
Cinematography Matyas Erdely
Editing Nicolas Gaster
Sound/Sounddesign Paul Heymans, Fred Meert, Philippe Baudhuin
With Victoria Abril, Labina Mitevska, Jean Marie Galey, Arben Bajraktaraj, Firdaus Nebi, Kaeliok Fonenimum Varka, Dimitar Gjorgjievski
Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production F. Ruzvelt 4-38 1000 Skopje Republic of Macedonia T / F +389 23 06 44 55