21 Days Until the End of the World

21 Days Until the End of the World

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
What would you do if you had 21 days left to live? What do you think you could do? This is a daring film, disturbingly honest, with a chilling melancholy to it, almost uncomfortable to view. Audacious, impulsive, and courageous, the filmmaker stands naked, laying it all out. Do we dare to look? Do you dare to listen when one addresses you so daringly?
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Script: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Cinematography: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Editing: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Sound: Ingrid Simon, Selia Çakir, Thomas Gauder
Music: Olivier Samoullan
Actors: Kaeliok, Kian, Vida, Teona and our dog Dix
Production: Sisters and Brother Mitevski
Producers: Labina Mitevska
Production Design: Vuk Mitevski
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: North Macedonia
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 79'
Contact: Sisters and Brother Mitevski

Teona Strugar Mitevska

Born in North Macedonia, director 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. The film premiered in competition in Berlin Film Festival 2019, where it was awarded the Ecumenical Prize, as well at the German Guild Film Prize. To this day, 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 worldwide. In 2018, France's Ministry of Culture awarded her the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Letters. She is currently in pre-production of Mother, her first English-language film. Teona Strugar Mitevska lives between Skopje and Brussels with her son.


2001 Veta (short)
2004 How I Killed a Saint
2007 I am from Titov Veles
2012 The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears
2017 When the Day Had No Name
2019 God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya
2022 The Happiest Man in the World
2023 21 Days Until the End of the World