An unemployed historian living with her parents in a Macedonian town holds an all-male Orthodox Christian ceremony and stages a feminist resistance to a woman.
In another world, the rebellious main character of " God exists, his name is Petrunya "could have been a content free spirit in a movie of John Waters. But Petrunya lives in the conservative town of Stip, Macedonia, and she seems stuck with patriarchal rules and maternal interference. That begins to change when she attends aall-male orthodox ceremony - every year a priest throws a cross into a river and men scramble to catch it - and wins the prize.
From Numerous townspeople throw a crisis at Petrunya's feat, and at the behest of indignant priests, she is pursued and detained by the police. Petrunya (Zorica Nusheva, with searing frustration right next to a jester) lives up to the intimidation and condescension. It wasn 't always been that way: she starts the film trapped in bed, an unemployed 30-something historian living with her mother. figcaption >
Director Teona Strugar Mitevska draws her inspiration from real facts for this humorous film about occupation and resistance. The independent streak was clearly present somewhere in Petrunya: we saw it repousser a leazy clothing factory boss and marching with a mannequin, which she lugs around in what looks like a naturally punk movement. Mitevska and cinematographer Virginie Saint Martin give the outside world of Petrunya an even more quirky touch and eye-catching patterns.
But the dead end with the authorities drags and languishes, and a parallel plot with a TV journalist (Labina Mitevska) seems to be a note. Still, we should all look forward to seeing what Petrunya does next.
God exists, his name is Petrunya
Uncategorized. In Macedonian, with subtitles. Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes. At the cinema and on virtu cinemasels .