Vuk Mitevski graduated from Bennington College, USA specializing in sculpture and set design. In 2003 he worked on Teona Mitevska's feature film HOW I KILLED A SAINT as art director.
The same year he was co-creator of the multimedia project LAST MARCH OF ALERIK, where he in particular worked on the the visualization of the project by combining a variety of mediums: animation, sculpture, painting and music. The aim was to try to create an overload of the immediate emotional experiences.
In September 2003 he started WAKE UP TITO IS DEAD, a dance theater piece he both directed and designed.
As a sculptor Vuk has always been interested in the human form, which led him into the creation of theater pieces where he combined sculpture to the human form and thereby adding to the form the perspective of life.
Vuk is currently working on a continuation of LAST MARCH OF ALERIK, this time in the medium of animation. He is also preparing the visual part of JAS SUM OD TITOV VELES, where he through the art direction will tackle the subject of angelhood.
TEONA STRUGAR MITEVSKA
Director and writer
Teona Strugar Mitevska was born in 1974 into an artistic family, in Skopje, Macedonia. Between the ages of six to twelve, Teona was a child actor. Later on she trained as a painter and obtained her BA in Graphic Design. She ditched a successful career as art director for internationally renowned companies (Saatchi and Saatchi, Virgo Publicis) for filmmaking. In 1998, she enrolled in the MFA film program at New York University's Tisch School of Arts.
She made her debut as short film director in 2001 with Veta, which received the Special Jury award at the Berlin Film Festival. How I Killed a Saint is her first feature film, which was made under the auspices of SISTERS AND BROTHER MITEVSKI, a company she established together with her brother and sister. The film premiered at the 2004 Rotterdam Film festival, Tiger Competition and has won numerous prizes around the world like Best European Film at the Crossing Europe Film festival, Linz, Austria.
Her penultimate film I Am from Titov Veles has been theatrically distributed in 15 countries in 2008/2009, including in the USA, and was screened in the official competition at the following festivals: Berlin Film Festival – Panorama Section; Sarajevo Film Festival, where it won Special Jury Award; Toronto Film Festival -Discovery section. The film also screened at 2008 Cannes Film Festival - ACID selection. The film was invited to more than 80 festivals around the world and won over 20 international awards.
Her third feature The Woman Who Brushed off Her Tears with Victoria Abril made its world premiere at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival (Panorama Special).
2011 THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS (Macedonia, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium - 103’)
2008 I AM FROM TITOV VELES (Macedonia, France, Belgium, Slovenia - 102’)
2004 HOW I KILLED A SAINT (Macedonia, Slovenia, France - 87’)
She started her acting career as a teenager in 1993, playing Zamira in Milcho Mancevski's Golden Lion award winning Before the Rain. In the years that followed that she resumed her studies.
In 1996 she entered into a successful collaboration with Michael Winterbottom. Following Welcome to Sarajevo they worked together in I Want You. For these accomplishments she was chosen as one of the Shooting Stars at the Berlinale in 1998. Her acting carrier continued around Europe, as she has filmed in Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, and Slovenia.
In 2001, Labina, her sister Teona and their brother Vuk she established the production company Sisters and Brother Mitevski. Apart from finishing the production of The Women Who Brushed off Her Tears, their company just finished the short stop animation movie Alerik, animated and directed by Vuk. All their films are European co-productions involving partners from Slovenia, France, Belgium, and Germany.
In 2007, Labina played the extraordinary complex role of Afrodita in I Am from Titov Veles, a performance that brought her a number of awards.
In their last film The Woman Who Brushed off Her Tears she is playing one of the main roles together with Victoria Abril.
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