The Happiest Man in the World

Teona Strugar Mitevska

Direccions North Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Denmark, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 95 min Spanish premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Asja, a 40-year-old single woman, lives in Sarajevo. In order to meet new people, she ends up spending her Saturday in a speed dating event. She’s matched with Zoran, a 43-year-old banker. However, Zoran is not looking for love but forgiveness.

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LoveEuropean CinemaFemale DirectorFeminismWarSocial Issues

Filmmaker

Teona Strugar Mitevska

She started as a child actor, trained as a painter and graphic designer and studied film at NYU-Tisch School of Arts. She directed her first short, Veta, in 2001, and has been making films ever since. God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya premiered in competition in Berlin Film Festival 2019, where it was awarded the Ecumenical Prize, as well at the German Guild Film Prize. Until today the film has received more than 30 awards internationally, most notably the 2019 LUX Prize by the European Parliament and was sold for theatrical release to over 40 territories world-wide. In 2018, France’s Ministry of Culture awarded her the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letres.

Filmography: The Happiest Man in the World (2022, D'A 2023), God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019), When the Day Had No Name (2017), The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (2012), I Am from Titov Veles (2007), How I Killed a Saint (2004), Veta (short film, 2001)

Teona Strugar Mitevska

Film information

Original Title: Najsrekjniot chovek na svetot
Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Script: Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragic
Contact: Pyramide Films
With: Jelena Kordic Kuret, Adnan Omerovic, Labina Mitevska
Country: North Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Denmark, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 95 min
Language: Bosnian
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2023

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The Happiest Man in the World