Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija

God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

  • Fiction Film
  • 101’
drama
  • 2019
  • North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Belgium

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.

Credits order
Petrunija
Alphabetical order

Writing

screenwriter
screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer
producer
producer
producer
producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist

Sound design

sound designer
sound designer
script supervisor/continuity
sound recordist
Special Mention
best cinematography
2020

Cinematography in a feature film category.

Golden Arena
best directing
2019

Hrvaško: „Preciznim redateljskim rukopisom uspjela je gledatelja u potpunosti uvući u filmska zbivanja, karaktere, događaje i društvene okolnosti.“

Award
jury prize
2019

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Guild Film Prize
jury prize
2019

The jury of the “Guild Film Prize” is composed of three members who run cinemas and are members of the AG Kino - Gilde e.V. (association of German Art House Cinemas). The jury awards its prize to a film screened in the Competition.

Vesna Award
best minority coprodution
2019

Drzen in strasten film z imenitno Zorico Nuševo kot Petrunijo odpira vprašanje ženske v makedonski družbi in tradicionalnih okoljih. Spremljamo preobrazbo Petrunije, ki s svojo spontano akcijo razbija cerkvene in družbene tradicije in se spreminja v glasno zagovornico pravic žensk. Mojstrski film Teone Strugar Mitevske, ki dokazuje, da lahko s filmsko umetnostjo še vedno vplivamo na spremembe v družbi in spreminjamo svet.

Arthouse Cinema Network Award
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2019

Junakinjo močni notranji občutek za pravičnost žene v tihi, a vztrajni upor proti navidez svetim pravilom in nepremakljivim strukturam moči. Njen boj je danes več kot aktualen. Izvrstno igro glavne protagonistke in močno zgodbo s ščepcem satiričnega humorja podpira ikonična in hkrati ironična vizualna podoba.

Competition Programme
Premiere
2019
Premiere
02.2019 / Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Competition Programme, Berlin, Germany
Alternative title
Bog obstaja, ime ji je Petrunija (slovenian)
Dieu existe, son nom est Petrunya (french)
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Belgium
Languages
macedonian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
2,39:1/2,35:1
Duration and length
101 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
Dolby SRD
Screening formats
digital DCP
Budget

All financial information is obtained from official sources. I.e. producers or organizations which provided the financial support.

Grants
45,000.00 EUR
public call / Minority Coproduction
2017
Skopje, North Macedonia

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