11/14/2021 05:30 pm – Caligari FilmBühne
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of/Kosovo/Montenegro 2021 90 min Macedonian original version with German and English subtitles
by Dina Duma
Script: Dina Duma, Martin Ivanov, DoP: Naum Doksevski, Editor: Martin Ivanov, Production: List Production, Producer: Marija Dimitrova, Cast: Antonija Belazelkoska, Mia Giraud
Teenagers Maya and Jana are inseparable and do everything together. Headstrong Jana usually takes the lead and Maya follows. One night at a party they catch Elena, the most popular girl in school, having sex on video with Maya’s long term crush. Jana convinces Maya to post the video and when it goes viral in social media, Elena’s life is ruined. A heated confrontation between the three girls leaves Elena missing and Maya wanting to go to the police. But that isn’t what Jana wants. Maya becomes her new target and must find the courage to get out of her toxic relationship and to reveal the secret that threatens to ruin her life.
“Duma has a cinematic eye and a way with young actors, but most importantly, she creates empathy for archetypal teen characters.” (https://.cineuropa.org)
Dina Duma, born in 1991 in Skopje/North Macedonia, graduated in film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje in 2014 and attended Berlinale Talents in 2016. After several short films, her debut feature film SISTERHOOD premiered at Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2021.
Filmography: 2016 ELENA, 2017 THEY COME FROM THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, 2018 WITHOUT LOVE (all short films), 2021 SISTERHOOD