Release Year: 2000
Duration: 14 minutes
Directed by: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Screenplay by: Maja Milanovic, Teona Strugar Mitevska
Produced by: Vladimir Anastasov, Labina Mitevska
Leading Roles: Biljana Dragicevic, Vlado Jovanovski, Katerina Kocevska, Jana Lulovska, Labina Mitevska, Rubens Muratovski, Petar Temelkovski
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 the Balkans for the past ten years. The film does not offer an answer or take sides, it concentrates on the psychology of war and feeling of no exit.
Teona Strugar Mitevska
Teona Strugar Mitevska was born in 1974 in an artistic family in Skopje, Macedonia. She started her engagement with the camera as a child actor. Later she trained as a painter, continuing and finishing her BA in graphic design.
She made her debut as short film director in 2000 with "Veta", which received numerous awards at the Berlin Film Festival and the Kiev Film Festival and which has since been shown at more than thirty festivals around the world. "How I Killed a Saint" was her first feature film, which was made under the auspices of the company she established together with her brother and sister.