Set in the quaint but scarred town of Veles, three sisters long to escape the suffocating environment of their dying community. Burdened by memories of their late father, each chooses a different path: Sapho struggles to secure a visa to Greece, Slavica desperately searches for a rich husband, and Afrodita harbors hopes for love and children.
In this contemporary story of urban decay, director Teona Strugar Mitevska blends stark realism with memorable performances to create a vivid landscape of life and longing in post-communist Macedonia.
“Blending stark realism with a dreamlike world of premonition and fantasy, Mitevska’s elegiac, subtly Chekhovian film is a haunting portrait of modern life in the Balkans.” –Museum of Modern Art
“Surreal and fascinating.” –Variety
In Macedonian with English subtitles.