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God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya Unclassified 18+
Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija

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This multiple Berlinale award winner from North Macedonia is a savage and hilarious feminist polemic against patriarchal control.

Every January during Epiphany celebrations, the men of Štip dive into the river, angling to retrieve a submerged crucifix and earn a year of good luck. When the downtrodden Petrunya (Zorica Nusheva) becomes the first woman to claim the statue, the town explodes with fury, but a police investigation, media scrutiny, religious pressure and angry male mobs can’t rob this determined crusader of her prize – or principles.

With equal parts anger and amusement, and a blistering performance from comic stage performer turned film debutant Nusheva, God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya explores the struggle facing Macedonian women as times change but conservative attitudes remain the same.

“This isn’t just an engaging tale of one woman challenging the male-dominated church and state, but a movie making a smart, impassioned statement against widely accepted subjugation in many forms.” – Screen International

Tickets

1281
Tue 06 Aug 6:30 pm [1281]
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
2901
Sun 18 Aug 1:45 pm [2901]
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Andrijana Kolevska, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Stefan Vujisic, Suad Begovski, Violeta Shapkovska, Xhevdet Jasari, Zorica Nusheva
Director
Teona Strugar Mitevska
Producers
Danijel Hočevar, Elie Meirovitz, Labina Mitevska, Marie Dubas, Sebastien Delloye, Zdenka Gold
Screenwriters
Elma Tataragic, Teona Strugar Mitevska
Cinematographer
Virginie Saint Martin
Composer
Olivier Samouillan
Editor
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Palace Films

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