MK, BE, SI, HR, FR 2019, D Teona Strugar Mitevska, SC Elma Tataragić, Teona Strugar Mitevska, C Virginie Saint Martin, E Marie-Hélène Dozo, M Olivier Samouillan, S Ingrid Simon, Thomas Gauder, Hrvoje Petek, P Sébastien Delloye, Marie Dubas, Zdenka Gold, Danijel Hočevar, Elie Meirovitz, Labina Mitevska, Cast Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Suad Begovski, Violeta Shapkovska, Print colour, DCP, 100 min, macedon. OV with german SUB, jip film & verleih
„Tell them you’re 24!“, Petrunya’s mother tells her as she heads off to another job interview. Petrunya is 31 and has a first-class degree in history. But who needs a historian in her home town of Štip in Macedonia? So there she sits opposite a potential employer, a factory owner who looks at her flowery dress condescendingly and refuses to take her seriously. On the way home − of course she didn’t get the job − Petrunya takes the plunge. It’s Epiphany day, and like every year, the young men of the city dive into the icy river to retrieve a wooden cross thrown in by the priest. But this time Petrunya is faster than anyone else.
„Teona Strugar Mitevska delivers an angry yet melancholic satire that questions the state of democratic change in Macedonian society and passes scathing judgment on representatives of the Church, judiciary and the media. The film’s sympathy lies with the resolute young woman who defies archaic traditions and paralysing opportunism.“ (Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival, 2019)
Followed by a conversation with the director, with lead actress Zorica Nusheva and producer Labina Mitevska
In cooperation with jip film & verleih and Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival
Film starts at 20.15 (Reception from 19.30)