God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija)

Teona Strugar Mitevska
North Macedonia
100 min
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In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the water on a whim and manages to grab the cross before the others. Her competitors are furious - how dare a woman take part in their ritual? All hell breaks loose, but Petrunya holds her ground. She won her cross and will not give it up.

Screenplay: Elma Tataragić and Teona Strugar Mitevska

Cast: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Suad Begovski, Stefan Vujisić, Violeta Shapkovska, Xhevdet Jashari

Cinematography: Virginie Saint Martin

Producer: Labina Mitevska

Music: Olivier Samouillan

Production: Sisters And Brother Mitevski, Entre Chien et Loup, Vertigo, Spiritus Movens d.o.o., Deuxième Ligne Films, EZ Films

Sales Agent: Pyramide International