Gott existiert, ihr Name ist Petrunya

A film by Teo­na Stru­gar Mit­evs­ka.  In Mace­do­ni­an with Ger­man sub­tit­les.

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Tell them you’re 24’, advi­ses Petrunya’s mother as her daugh­ter heads off to ano­t­her inter­view. But Petrunya is 31; moreo­ver, she has stu­di­ed histo­ry, a sub­ject that no one in Mace­do­nia seems to need. So the­re she sits in front of her poten­ti­al employ­er, a fac­to­ry owner, who loo­ks down on her flo­ral dress and refu­ses to take her serious­ly. On her way home – natu­ral­ly, she did not get the job – Petrunya deci­des to take the plun­ge. It is Epi­pha­ny and, like every year, the young men of the city are diving for the holy cross that the priest has thrown into the icy river. This time, Petrunya is quicker than ever­yo­ne else and ends up hol­ding the tro­phy aloft for the TV came­ras. For one who­le day and one night, she will defend the cross, accom­pa­nied by much public commo­ti­on and against the clo­sed ranks of the male world.
Teo­na Stru­gar Mit­evs­ka deli­vers an angry yet melan­cho­lic sati­re that ques­ti­ons the sta­tus of demo­cra­tic chan­ge in Mace­do­ni­an socie­ty and pas­ses sca­thing jud­ge­ment on repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of the church, the judi­cia­ry and the media. The film’s sym­pa­thies are all with the deter­mi­ned woman who asserts herself against archaic tra­di­ti­ons and para­ly­zing oppor­tu­nism.


Gos­pod postoi, ime­to i’ e Petrun­i­ja
MK / BE / SI / HR / FR 2019,  100 Min., maze­do­ni­sche OmU

Regie: Teo­na Stru­gar Mit­evs­ka
Kame­ra: Vir­gi­nie Saint Mar­tin
Schnitt: Marie-Hélè­ne Dozo
mit: Zori­ca Nus­he­va, Labi­na Mit­evs­ka, Sime­on Moni Damev­ski, Suad Begov­ski, Vio­le­ta Shap­kovs­ka


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