12.02.2019 - Danielle Macdonald, Labina Mitevska , Teona Strugar Mitevska, Guy Nattiv, moderated by Djamila Grandits
The following is inspired by true events. This session invites two directors and actors to chart the metamorphosis of facts into fiction. Macedonian director Teona Mitevska and actress Labina Mitevska, discuss the making of God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (Competition), dealing with a unique religious ceremony in Eastern Macedonia. They are joined by director Guy Nattiv and actress Danielle Macdonald, who come to the Berlinale with Skin (Panorama), the biographical drama of an American neo-Nazi in search of redemption. Taken as case studies, these films raise fascinating questions regarding the transposition of real events into fiction, the opportunities for political commentary this process offers and the difficulties an actor can face when asked to embody a contemporary.
Djamila Grandits lives and works in Vienna. Since 2010, she has curated and produced various cultural projects, short and documentary films, as well as festivals. She has curated events such as Frameout – Digital Summer Screenings and This Human World – International Human Rights Film Festival. She is currently a BKA fellow for cultural management at Brunnenpassage and is involved in political initiatives such as #KlappeAuf and Es ist wieder Donnerstag!.