Meet the filmmakers of #EuropeVoicesofWomeninFilm2020 and Teona Strugar Mitevska (GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA) for a conversation about Gender Stereotypes and Storytelling!
Moderated by Tamara Tatishvili as part of European Women’s Audiovisual Network’s series EWA talks Change.
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. 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. Teona Strugar Mitevska lives between Skopje and Brussels with her son Kaeliok.
recorded by °efp european film promotion 16 June 2020