BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
Titov Veles

I Am From Titov Veles

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Jas sum od Titov Veles
Makedonia / 2007 / 102 min
DIRECTOR:
Teona Strugar Mitevska
A beautiful and evocative portrayal of a family falling apart

The three sisters Afrodita, Sapho and Slavica live together in a city severely scarred by industrialisation. In this "city of lost souls" they try to overcome their individual lots in life.

Even though I AM FROM TITOV VELES is, at heart, an engaging human drama, it's also possible to see both the poisonous landscape and the three sisters as metaphors for modern-day Macedonia, a country which has seen a period of major upheaval during the last decade.

Teona Strugar Mitevska