Director's statement

There is nothing more devestating than returning home, to the place you have grown up, and finding war and destruction. What dies it mean to find your chiuldhood place in shambles and what does it mean to feel like a foreigner in the place you were born? Terrorists, war, guns and politics, humanitarian organisations, religious parties, NATO, UN, the international media – everyone has arrived to offer help. And then what?

HOW I KILLED A SAINT is a story about people and destinies. The backdrop is the political and social state of Macedonia during the 2001 conflict. The film does not try to give answers or take sides. It deals with the human factor caught up in the midst of the threat of war.

– Teona Strugar Mitevska, director

Producer's statement

My sister and I live in a city full of ugly buildings, smoky nightclubs and crowded cafes. Our parent’s home has a large TV set that rarely goes off.

In March of 2001 we experienced war close to home. We were scared, terrified, we stayed home, we ate and watched the news. Strangely our then reality did not look anything like the war genre films we are used to watch, no brave man with guns and beautiful nurses that sing patriotic songs. Fear and tension were simply added to the everyday life that went on.

HOW I KILLED A SAINT is a film about this other reality of war and the everyday life in extremeconditions.

– Labina Mitevska, actress and producer