WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME


Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska

Berlin Film Festival 2017

Panorama Special

Cineuropa Prize Winner at the 18th European Film Festival in Lecce

"Based on a true story, as yet unsolved occurrence, her film provides a sensitive insight into the lives of a young generation that encapsulates the dynamics of a multi-ethnic country with a faltering economy. Cinematographer Agnès Godard’s captivatingly atmospheric images mirror the characters’ lack of orientation – in the trash and kitsch of annihilated values."

Berlinale

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SYNOPSIS

Synopsis            

Milan and his best friend Petar prepare an adventurous excursion with some other teenagers from the outskirts of Skopje. They are adrenalized for a boys' night out of drinking and horseplay before an early morning fishing expedition.

They are typical teenagers full of sexual and romantic tensions and angst about money and material things. Their night of fun is tainted by ethnic tensions and a visit gone wrong to a teenaged prostitute...

CAST AND CREW

Cast                     Leon Ristov (Milan), Hanis Bagashov (Petar), Stefan Kitanovic (Ace), Dragan Mishevski (Vladan), Ivan Vrtev Soptrajanov

                             (Rape), Igorco Postolov (Cvetan), Perunika Kiselicki (Miliana),  Ines Hodic (Renata), Erina Poplavska (Maja), Labina Mitevska

                             (Milan's Stepmother)

Crew                     Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska

Screenplay: Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragić

Producer: Labina Mitevska (Sisters and Brother Mitevski - Macedonia)

Co-Producers: Sébastien Delloye, Diana Elbaum, François Touwaide (Entre Chien Et Loup - Belgium), Danijel Hočevar (Vertigo - Slovenia)

Cinematography: Agnés Godard

Editing: Stefan Stanbenow, Sophie Vercruysse

Music: Jean-Paul Dessy

Sound Design: Ingrid Simon

Sound Recording: Thomas Gauder, Paul Heymans

Production Design: Vuk Mitevski

Costume Design: Monika Lorber

Casting: Kirjana Nikoloska

TECHNICAL INFO

Original Title     Koga Denot Nemase Ime

Language          Macedonian

Genre                 Drama

Length               84 mins

Format               DCP | 1:1:85 | Colour | 5.1

Year                    2017

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Berlin Film Festival 2017 (Official Selection, Panorama Special)/ Sofia Film Festival 2017/ Festival Del Cinema Europeo Lecce 2017 - Cineuropa Prize Winner / Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2017/ ... more to be announced !

PHOTO GALLERY

PRESS QUOTES

"The film has a pressure cooker atmosphere of building tension" Screen

"Teona Strugar Mitevska's fourth feature is her most accomplished and rewarding film to date" Cineuropa

"Mitevska arrives at her message from different places, fortifying it through sometimes sophisticated, and sometimes blunt, means, but cinematically, When the Day Had No Name is a tightly directed film with a rough and strong visual style, and powerful sound design that takes over the task of storytelling in well-chosen places, especially when Jean Paul Dessy's disturbing, tension-creating music kicks in." Cineuropa