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I Am From Titov Veles

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GLOBAL LENS 2009

GETTING HOME
Zhang Yang, China, 2007

I AM FROM TITOV VELES
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

MUTUM (EDU)
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

MY TIME WILL COME
Víctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

THE PHOTOGRAPH
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

POSSIBLE LIVES Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina,2006

SLEEPWALKING LAND
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS
Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008

THOSE THREE (EDU)
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU)
Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

 
 

I Am From Titov Veles (Jas Sum Od Titov Veles)
A film by Teona Strugar Mitevska

Macedonian, with subtitles in English
Macedonia, 2007 (102 minutes)

Synopsis
Set in the quaint but scarred town of Veles, three sisters long to escape the suffocating environment of their dying community. Burdened by memories of their late father, each chooses a different path: Sapho struggles to secure a visa to Greece, Slavica desperately searches for a rich husband, and Afrodita harbors hopes for love and children. In this contemporary story of urban decay, director Teona Strugar Mitevska blends stark realism with memorable performances to create a vivid landscape of life and longing in post–communist Macedonia.

About the Director
Teona Strugar Mitevska was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1974. As a child she acted in television, commercials, theater and radio dramas; she later trained as a painter and obtained her BA in Graphic Design. In 1998, she enrolled in the MFA film program at New York University's Tisch School of Arts. Her first feature film, How I Killed A Saint, screened successfully at festivals around the world. I Am From Titov Veles is her second feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Afrodita
Sapho
Slavica
Aco
Victor

Labina Mitevska
Ana Kostovska
Nikolina Kujaca
Xhevdet Jashari
Peter Musevski

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producer
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Teona Strugar Mitevska
Teona Strugar Mitevska
Labina Mitevska
Virginie Saint Martin
Jacques Witta
Dana Farzanehpour, Fred Meert, Thomas Gauder
Oliver Samouillan

 
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