Facts Made Film: Researching Fiction

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.
with Danielle Macdonald, Labina Mitevska, Teona Strugar Mitevska, Guy Nattiv, Djamila Grandits Germany English 90’ Event


  • Danielle Macdonald
  • Labina Mitevska
  • Teona Strugar Mitevska
  • Guy Nattiv
  • Djamila Grandits (Moderator)


Feb 12 14:00

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Ticket code 120941

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