God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija

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God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija (Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija)

Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska

  • Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, France, Croatia 2019; 100 min
  • Original version: Macedonian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Ecumenical Jury Prize, Film Guild Award - Berlinale

Synopsis

In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the water on a whim and manages to grab the cross before the others. Her competitors are furious - how dare a woman take part in their ritual? All hell breaks loose, but Petrunya holds her ground. She won her cross and will not give it up.

Production

  • SISTER AND BROTHER MITEVSKI

     

  • ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP

     

  • VERTIGO FILMS

     

  • SPIRITUS MOVENS

     

  • DEUXIEME LIGNE FILMS

     

International Sales

  • PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL

    Ilaria Gomarasca