Teona Strugar Mitevska in Berlinale`s Competition

2019-01-23 03:55:16

"God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija" by Teona Strugar Mitevska have been selected for the Competition of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. Both films will have their world premieres at the festival.

It is a simple, almost comical story, that shows the absurdities of the world we live in, focusing on a day in the life of Petrunija, a single, unemployed, 31-year-old woman, who decides to do the unthinkable and intervene in the world of men.

The film is a coproduction between Macedonia’s Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Belgium’s Entre Chien et Loup, Slovenia’s Vertigo Visual, Croatia’s Spiritus Movens and France’s Deuxième Ligne Films. The Macedonian Film Agency, the Belgium Film and Tax Shelter, the Slovenian Film Centre, the Croatian Audiovisual Center and Eurimages supported the project. Pyramide International is handling the sales.

Also, the German/Serbian coproduction I Was at Home, but / Ich war zuhause, aber by acclaimed German director Angela Schanelec was selected for the Competition of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2019).

After a 13-year-old student disappears without a trace for seven days and reappears under mysterious circumstances, his mother and teachers are confronted with existential questions as the boy‘s behaviour is beyond all their previous understanding.

This drama, which also talks about the conflict between generations, is produced by Angela Schanelec through Nachmittagfilm, in coproduction with Serbia’s Dart Film & Video and Germany’s ZDF/3sat. The project was supported by Film Center Serbia with approximately 42,000 EUR in 2018.

Serbian Ivan Markovic is the DoP. The main characters are played by Maren Eggert, Franz Rogowski, Lilith Stangenberg, Jakob Lassalle and Clara Möller.

K.Gj.

 


Tags: competition, Berlinale

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