God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija

  • God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija
  • Section: Stars
  • North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia
  • 2019 / 100 min
  • Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
  • Cast: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Vladimir Tuliev, Petar Mircevski, Simeon Moni Damevski, Violeta Sapkovska
  • Macedonian with English and Czech subtitles

Contact: Pyramide International

Petrunya, an educated woman in her thirties, can’t find work and still lives with her parents. Fortune smiles upon her, at least during a traditional ritual – but one, unfortunately, intended for local men.

An ironic comedy set in town of Štip in North Macedonia. On the Feast of the Epiphany, a local priest throws a wooden cross into a river. The man who fishes it out, according to tradition, will have good luck all year. But to everyone’s dismay, it’s a thirty-something woman, Petrunya, who retrieves the cross. She’s been unlucky all her life, but this act causes a scandal in the conservative society.

Awards: LUX Film Prize 2019. Berlin IFF 2019: Guild Film Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Seville European FF 2019: Best Actress. Slovene FF 2019: Best Minority Coproductions. Motovun FF 2019: FIPRESCI Prize – Best film. And other prizes.


Lucerna (Praha) Buy Wed 17.6. 18:30
Kino Art (Brno) Buy Sat 20.6. 20:30
Kino Panorama (Boskovice) Buy Sun 21.6. 19:30


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