International Festival
of Independent Cinema

26.04 – 05.05.2024, Kraków

NAJSREKJNIOT CHOVEK NA SVETOTN

2022 / 100 min/ color

The protagonist of the new film by acclaimed Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska is Asja, who lives in Sarajevo. A legal advisor in her forties, she yearns for true love to give her a sense of fulfillment. Encouraged by her mother, Asja goes to a speed-dating event in her hometown. She meets Zoran, a seemingly stable banker, who’s actually hiding the real reason he’s there. A love game full of ambivalence begins between the two of them. It’s a story full of mystery, heightened feelings, and unhealed wounds from a painful past. In the director’s own words, “This is a story about the precariousness of life, about chance encounters that bring together aggressor and victim, reviving a painful past; this is a story about impossible connections, about love and absurdity.” The film’s location, a brutalist hotel from the 1980s that was a silent witness to the difficult history of the former Yugoslavia, brings an added layer of meaning to the film.

awards

  • Les Arcs EFF – Grand Prize of ten Jury, Young Jury Prize
  • Palm Springs IFF – Special Mention

Director

Teona Strugar Mitevska

Screenplay

Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragic

Cinematography

Virginie Saint-Martin

Cast

Jelena Kordić Kuret, Adnan Omerović, Labina Mitevska, Ana Kostovska, Ksenija Marinković

Country

North Macedonia/Denmark/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Language/Subtitles

Language: Bosnian
Subtitles: Polish, English

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