When the Day Had No Name


Director:  Teona Strugar Mitevska

Producer:  Labina Mitevska, Sebastien Delloy, Diana Elbaum

Screen Writer:  Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragic, Danijel Hocevar

Director of Photography:  Agnes Godard

Principal Cast:  Leon Ristov, Hanis Bagasov, Dragan Misevski, Stefan Kitanovic, Igor Vrtev Soptrajanov, Igorce Postolov

Brief Synopsis:
On the day before Easter 2012, the bodies of four teenagers were found by the edge of a lake just outside Skopje. The bodies had been lined up, each with a bullet hole in their head. The boys had been on a fishing trip. The nation was shocked. Rumours run wild. The police investigation, officially named ‘Monster’, suggested the perpetrators were Islamic terrorists. Two years later, the court sentenced four people to jail for murder and terrorism. The alleged perpetrators plead innocent. This film is a reconstruction of what might have happened that day in the hours before the tragedy struck, enabling us to live through the last day in the lives of the victims. It is a reconstruction of Macedonia’s grim reality rather than a mere account of the actual events. It is a film about a country where life can come to a sudden end without cause or explanation.

Production Companies:
Sisters and Brother Mitevski
F. Ruzvelt 4/38
1000 Skopje

Metelkova 6
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Entre Chien et Loup
Rue de la Luzerne 40-42
1030 Brussels,