God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

A woman causes fury in her small Macedonian town when she wins a men-only contest in this award-winning feminist satire based on true events.

"Petrunya ... struggles to find a job even though she has a history degree, and is tired of the sexist humiliations she has to endure trying to get one. On the way home from a particularly galling interview, she happens upon an old ritual. Every January the local priest throws an ornate wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. 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. What follows is a strident, and frequently hilarious, skewering of the prejudices and hypocrisies of the police, the church, the media and even Petrunya's own family." (Sydney Film Festival)

Winner of the Guild Film Prize (Mitevska) and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Mitevska), 2019 Berlin International Film Festival
2019Rating: M, Violence, offensive language, sexual references & nudity100 minsRepublic of Macedonia, Belgium, France, Croatia, SloveniaMacedonian with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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Variety

Variety

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Positions itself as a feminist cry against a patriarchal Macedonia in the grips of bullying machismo and hidebound religion, yet the genial rushed ending undercuts its gender-equality thrust...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It simply runs out of ideas.

2.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A sharp Macedonia-set satire about power, change and a woman's place in a patriarchal world.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Religious-themed satire is unlikely to gain many converts.

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Variety

Variety

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Positions itself as a feminist cry against a patriarchal Macedonia in the grips of bullying machismo and hidebound religion, yet the genial rushed ending undercuts its gender-equality thrust...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It simply runs out of ideas.

2.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A sharp Macedonia-set satire about power, change and a woman's place in a patriarchal world.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Religious-themed satire is unlikely to gain many converts.

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