God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija

In a small town in North Macedonia, the blessing of the waters taking place on Epiphany Day holds great value within the local community, as the person who retrieves the cross is believed to gain good fortune and prosperity. Petrunya, a single unemployed woman, dives into the water and catches the cross, infuriating her male competitors who disguise their feeling of inferiority under a strait-laced accusation of impiety. Petrunya will stand her ground, refusing to return the cross. A woman who fights back patriarchal stereotypes and conservative morals, in a world of inequality and injustice.

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Direction: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Script: Elma Tataragić, Teona Strugar Mitevska
Cinematography: Virginie Saint Martin
Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound: Hrvoje Petek
Music: Olivier Samouillan
Actors: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Suad Begovski, Violeta Shapkovska
Production: Sisters and Brother Mitevski
Producer/Producers: Labina Mitevska
Co-production: Entre Chien et Loup, Vertigo, Spiritus Movens Production, Deuxième Ligne Films, EZ Films
Co-producer/Co-producers: Sebastien Delloye, Danijel Hocevar, Zdenka Gold, Marie Dubas, Elie Meirovitz
Costumes: Monika Lorber
Make Up: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: North Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, France, Croatia
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 100΄
Distribution in Greece: Ama Films, amafilms@otenet.gr
World Sales: Pyramide International, sales@pyramidefilms.com
Awards/Distinctions: Guild Film Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Berlin International Film Festival 2019, FIPRESCI Prize – Motovun IFF

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