37° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
FESTA MOBILE/TEONA STRUGAR MITEVSKA

WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME

WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME
by Teona Strugar Mitevska
Country: Macedonia, Belgium
Year: 2017
Duration: 93'


Milan and his best friend Petar prepare an adventurous excursion with other teenagers from the outskirts of Skopje. They are typical teenagers full of sexual and romantic tensions and angst about money and material things. They all have dysfunctional relationships with their parents, and they represent a whole generation of youth raised in a time of transition and questionable values.

Biography

film director

Teona Strugar Mitevska

Teona Strugar Mitevska (Skopje, North Macedonia, 1974) was born into an artistic family. She started as a child actor, trained as a painter and graphic designer and later studied at the Tisch School of Arts. She made her first short, Veta, in 2001; her first feature was How I Killed a Saint (2004), made under the auspices of the Sisters and Brother Mitevski, a company she established with her brother and her sister. Her next feature film, I Am from Titov Veles (2007), received a Special Jury Prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Her film The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears premiered at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and in 2013 she directed the film Teresa and I, a documentary about Mother Teresa. Her feature film When the Day Had No Name (2017), premiered in the Panorama Special section of the 2017 Berlin IFF.

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia/filmographyVeta (cm, 2002), Kako ubiv svetec (How I Killed a Saint, 2004), Jas sum od Titov Veles (I am From Titov Veles, 2007), The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (2012), Teresa and I (doc., 2015), When the Day Had No Name (2017), Gospod postoi, imeto I’ e Petrunija (Dio è donna e si chiama Petrunya, 2019).

Declaration

film director

“During the casting process, I interviewed teenage boys about the most intimate aspects of their lives. [...]. What was most surprising was the openness; these interviews in a way became a platform for many of them to speak of issues they would not speak of otherwise. [...] I understood that they live in a society where their only option is being a man, a real man. This often means being ‘important,’ a macho with a great car and the right pair of shoes. But young people are smart and, if you ask the right questions or give them an opportunity for deeper reflection, they will jump at the chance.”

Cast

& Credits

teona strugar mitevska
WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME
Macedonia-Belgio/Macedonia-Belgium, 2017, 93’, col.

when the day had no names

regia/director
Teona Strugar Mitevska
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragic
fotografia/cinematography
Agnès Godard
montaggio/film editing
Stefan Stanbenow
scenografia/production design
Vuk Mitevski
costumi/costume design
Monika Lorber
musica/music
Jean Paul Dessy
suono/sound
Ingrid Simon
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Leon Ristov (Milan), Hanis Bagashov (Petar), Stefan Kitanovic (Ace), Dragan Mishevski (Vladan), Ivan Vrtev Soptrajanov (Rape), Igorco Postolov (Cvetan), Pirunika Kiselicki (Miliana), Ines Hodzic (Renata), Erina Poplavska (Maja), Labina Mitevska (la matrigna di Milan/Milan’s stepmother)
produttore/producer
Labina Mitevska
produzione/production
Sisters and Brother Mitevski
coproduzione/coproduction
Entre Chien et Loup, Vertigo Film

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contatti/contacts
Sisters and Brother Mitevski
info@sistersandbrothermitevski.com
www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com
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