(2022, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, 95')
When they meet at a speed date event in Sarajevo, Asja and Zoran don’t seem to be looking for the same thing. She is a single woman in her forties looking for love, while Zoran is a banker who is looking for redemption after an episode he was involved in 1993, during the war. The two will confront as in a ballet, while around them, characters of diverse origins and ages move about in almost choreographed fashion. The film asks existential questions on how to live and love, and how it is possible to heal the wounds that war leaves on the body and the soul.
Born in Skopje, North Macedonia, in 1974, Teona Strugar Mitevska is a director and scenographer. Her debut came in 2001 with short movie Veta, who earned the Jury Special Prize at the Berlinale. Her God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019) won the LUX Award for its “significant contribution to the feminist struggle against conservative societies”.