Director

Teona Strugar Mitevska

2 Films in collection

Macedonian born Teona Strugar Mitevska started as a child actor, trained as a painter and graphic designer and studied film at NYU-Tisch School of Arts. She directed her first short, VETA, in 2001, and has been making films ever since: HOW I KILLED A SAINT, 2004; I AM FROM TITOV VELES, 2007; THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS, 2012; TERESA AND I, 2013; WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME, 2017 and most recently, GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA that premiered in competition in Berlin Film Festival 2019, where it was awarded the Ecumenical Prize, as well at the German Guild Film Prize. Until today the film has received more than 30 awards internationally, most notably the 2019 LUX Prize by the European Parliament and was sold for theatrical release to over 40 territories world-wide. In 2018, France’s Ministry of Culture awarded her the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters. THE HAPPIEST MAN THE WORLD is her newest film; she is currently in pre-production of MOTHER, her first English language film. Teona Strugar Mitevska lives between Skopje and Brussels with her son Kaeliok.

Filmography

2022 THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD
2019 GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA
2017 WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME
2012 THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS
2008 JAS SUM OD TITOV VELES (I AM FROM TITOV VELES)
2004 HOW I KILLED A SAINT 
2001 VETA (short)
2000 AMER IN AMERICA
1999 WHY IS BETTY BOOP ANGRY

The Happiest Man in the World (2022)

Asja, a 40-year-old single woman, lives in Sarajevo. In order to meet new people, she ends up spending her Saturday in a speed dating event. She’s matched with Zoran, a 43-year-old banker. However, Zoran is not looking for love but forgiveness. More

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (Flyer)

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (2019)

‘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. More

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