North Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark


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.

Director's Statement

What defines us: our ethnicity, religion, gender? What divide us or unite us? This is a story about precariousness of life, the chance encounters bringing together the aggressor and the victim, reviving the painful past; this is a story of impossible connections, of love and absurdity. The film starts as a humor driven excursion and develops into a mountain of experiences. The natural rhythm is primordial and it’s tightly connected to the human inquiry techniques while seeking truth after violence. I see this film as a symphony of choreographed movements unpacking layers of emotions that slowly entangle the viewer to a point of vertigo like state. Location is essential: an 80’s style hotel, a witness to Ex-Yugoslav architectural style: concrete brutalism or modernism, and then there is the injured city of Sarajevo, a testament to open wounds and past pains.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Teona Strugar Mitevska

Written by: Elma Tataragic, Teona Strugar Mitevska

Main Producer: Labina Mitevska, Danijel Hocevar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Sébastien Delloye, Vanja Sremac, Maria Moller Christoffersen

Cinematography: Virginie Saint-Martin

Editing: Per K. Kirkegaard

Production Design: Vuk Mitevski

Costume Design: Monika Lorber

Make-Up & Hair: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska

Sound: Viktor Grabar, Ingrid Simon, Kristoffer Salting

Casting: Timka Grin

Cast: Jelena Kordic Kuret (Asja), Adnan Omerovic (Zoran)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2023