Teona Strugar Mitevska

Teona Strugar Mitevska was born on March 14, 1974, in Skopje, Yugoslavia [now Northern Macedonia]. She is a director and writer, known for I Am from Titov Veles (2007), God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019) and The Happiest Man in the World (2022). Her younger sister is actress Labina Mitevska. Teona has one child, Kaeliok.

The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (2012)

After her son's tragic death, Helena abducts her employee, Lucian, and travels with him and her husband to scatter her son's ashes in Macedonia. Meanwhile, Lucian's lover struggles to provide for their son and break free from her dictatorial father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Labina Mitevska  •  Jean-Marie Galey  •  Arben Bajraktaraj

After her son's tragic death, Helena abducts her employee, Lucian, and travels with him and her husband to scatter her son's ashes in Macedonia. Meanwhile, Lucian's lover struggles to provide for their son and break free from her dictatorial father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Labina Mitevska  •  Jean-Marie Galey  •  Arben Bajraktaraj

How I Killed a Saint (2004)

A promising debut feature tells the story of a young woman returning from America to discover the realities of life in Macedonia, that looks as if it will explode with all the soldiers, corrupt crooks and terrorist idealists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Labina Mitevska  •  Milan Tocinovski  •  Xhevdet Jashari  •  Lea Lipsa

A promising debut feature tells the story of a young woman returning from America to discover the realities of life in Macedonia, that looks as if it will explode with all the soldiers, corrupt crooks and terrorist idealists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Labina Mitevska  •  Milan Tocinovski  •  Xhevdet Jashari  •  Lea Lipsa

I am from Titov Veles (2007)

Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid landscape of post-Communist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Labina Mitevska  •  Ana Kostovska  •  Nikolina Kujača  •  Xhevdet Jashari

Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid landscape of post-Communist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Labina Mitevska  •  Ana Kostovska  •  Nikolina Kujača  •  Xhevdet Jashari

When the Day Had No Name (2017)

On the day before Easter 2012, the bodies of four teenagers were found by the edge of a lake just outside Skopje. The bodies had been lined up, each with a bullet hole in their head. The boys had been on a fishing trip. The nation was shocked. Rumours run wild. It ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Leon Ristov  •  Hanis Bagashov  •  Labina Mitevska  •  Nikolina Kujača

On the day before Easter 2012, the bodies of four teenagers were found by the edge of a lake just outside Skopje. The bodies had been lined up, each with a bullet hole in their head. The boys had been on a fishing trip. The nation was shocked. Rumours run wild. It ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Leon Ristov  •  Hanis Bagashov  •  Labina Mitevska  •  Nikolina Kujača

God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Zorica Nusheva  •  Labina Mitevska  •  Stefan Vujisić  •  Simeon 'Moni' Damevski

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Zorica Nusheva  •  Labina Mitevska  •  Stefan Vujisić  •  Simeon 'Moni' Damevski

One of Many (2019)

Told in a very abstract and poetic way, this love story – set in very unusual circumstances – is inspired by the refugee crisis, in which Macedonia played the unfortunate role of a transit country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vuk Mitevski
CAST:  Teona Strugar Mitevska

Told in a very abstract and poetic way, this love story – set in very unusual circumstances – is inspired by the refugee crisis, in which Macedonia played the unfortunate role of a transit country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vuk Mitevski
CAST:  Teona Strugar Mitevska

Family (2020)

In “Spaces #3”, 7 internationally acclaimed directors shot, after commissioning by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, a short film at home, making their own timely comment on the new reality that we live in. The project is inspired by the book “Species ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
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In “Spaces #3”, 7 internationally acclaimed directors shot, after commissioning by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, a short film at home, making their own timely comment on the new reality that we live in. The project is inspired by the book “Species ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
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Veta (2001)

There is a myth of a bus that traveled every day from Skopje, Macedonia to Belgrade, Yugoslavia during the NATO bombing in 1999. A similar bus is depicted in Veta. There are no specifics to the story. It is the creator's response to the horrors that have haunted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Biljana Dragičevikj Projkovska  •  Vlado Jovanovski  •  Katerina Kocevska  •  Labina Mitevska

There is a myth of a bus that traveled every day from Skopje, Macedonia to Belgrade, Yugoslavia during the NATO bombing in 1999. A similar bus is depicted in Veta. There are no specifics to the story. It is the creator's response to the horrors that have haunted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Biljana Dragičevikj Projkovska  •  Vlado Jovanovski  •  Katerina Kocevska  •  Labina Mitevska

The Happiest Man in the World (2023)

Asja, a 45-year-old single woman living in Sarajevo, meets Zoran, a 46-year-old banker, at a dating event. Zoran is not there looking for love though, but for forgiveness. During the war in 1993 he was shooting at the city from the opposite side, and he wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Jelena Kordić  •  Adnan Omerović  •  Ksenija Marinković  •  Izudin Bajrović

Asja, a 45-year-old single woman living in Sarajevo, meets Zoran, a 46-year-old banker, at a dating event. Zoran is not there looking for love though, but for forgiveness. During the war in 1993 he was shooting at the city from the opposite side, and he wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
CAST:  Jelena Kordić  •  Adnan Omerović  •  Ksenija Marinković  •  Izudin Bajrović

21 Days Until the End of the World (2023)

What would you do if you had 21 days left to live? What do you think you could do? This is a daring film, disturbingly honest, with a chilling melancholy to it, almost uncomfortable to view. Audacious, impulsive, and courageous, the filmmaker stands naked, laying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
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What would you do if you had 21 days left to live? What do you think you could do? This is a daring film, disturbingly honest, with a chilling melancholy to it, almost uncomfortable to view. Audacious, impulsive, and courageous, the filmmaker stands naked, laying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teona Strugar Mitevska
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