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Lux Film: God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

Thursday 7 November | 17:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

Macedonian filmmaker Teona Strugar Mitevska made a powerful cinematic work that tells the story of a woman who finds herself in a position that only men have access to at a religious ceremony. A significant contribution to the feminist struggle, the most acute social issue of our times, which has yet to gain momentum in the Balkans.

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya premiered at this year’s Berlinale where it won Guild Film Award and Ecumenical Jury Prize, and is one of the finalists for the European Parliament’s Lux Prize 2019! Join this free screening and get a chance to talk to the actor Stefan Vujisikj during the elaborate Q&A. After the film the European Parliament offers you the opportunity to reflect on the film with a complimentary drink.

The screening is offered free of charge by the European Parliament. It is necessary to reserve a ticket in advance via info@enff.nl

About LUX Film Prize

The Lux Prize was set up by the European Parliament in 2007 and is intended to promote the European film industry and express shared European values. The European film industry encounters more difficulties than the American, especially due to the existence of many different language areas in Europe. Adapting movies in other languages is a costly process. The winning film is therefore, as a prize, subtitled in all official European Union working languages and screened in all EU Member States.

On November 27, the winning film of the 2019 competition will be announced and awarded in Strasbourg. Currently the following films are still included in the competition: “Cold Case Hammarskjöld”, “God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya” and “The Realm”. Read more about the Lux Prize 2019 here.