In Focus: GOD EXISTS AND HER NAME IS PETRUNYA
GOD EXISTS AND HER NAME IS PETRUNYA was shown today as part of the In Focus programme. The film was screened at the Sarajevo National Theatre at 16:00, and the Q&A afterwards was attended by the crew.
Every January in Stip, a small town in Macedonia, the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river, and hundreds of men dive in after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to he who retrieves it. This year, 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 has won her cross, and she will not give it up.
Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Cast: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Damevski, Suad Begovski, Stefan Vujisić, Violeta Shapkovska, Xhevdet Jashar