Interview with Teona Strugar Mitevska, director of The Happiest Man of the World
Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska, revealed her latest film -The Happiest Man in the World in the Orizzonti section, last year of the Venice Film Festival. Written by cineast and her Sarayevian collaborator Elma Tataragic, who lived this story in reality, the feature is their third scenario. They previously collaborated on When the Day Had No Name and the Berlinale awarded God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (here is the review of Malik Berkati, in French). Mitevska studied in NYC, at the Tisch School of the Arts. The project’s producer is, for the fifth time, her sister Labina Mitevska, of the Macedonian production company Sisters and Brother Mitevski.
The story follows Asja, 45 years old who is trying to find love and meets Zoran, 46 years old banker. The man is not looking for love, but rather forgiveness from this first war victim back from when he was a Serbian sniper in Sarajevo. The film is a co-production between North Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, and Denmark. (…)