How I Killed a Saint the Winner of the Film Festival Crossing Europe in Linz

19. May 2004
From 4 to 9 May the 1st International Film Festival Crossing Europe has taken place in the Austrian town of Linz. 12 films were shown in the competition programme (where only the first or the second films by individual directors were shown), among them two co-productions that involved Slovenian authors and producers: the Macedonian – Slovenian – French film
"How I Killed a Saint" by the director Teona S. Mitevska and "Summer in the Golden Valley" by the director Srdjan Vuletic. "How I Killed a Saint" is a story about young people in Skopje and Macedonia today, who live their lives in the atmosphere disturbed by political and ethnic tensions. The debut by the Macedonian director has received the only award at the festival, intended for full length films of the Crossing Europe Award 2004 European Competition; apart from the acknowledgement itself, this award brought the director 10.000 EUR. The film "How I Killed a Saint" was created in international co-production, where Emotionfilm and RTV Slovenia have participated; it was also made by an important Slovenian creative and technological contribution. The film, whose world premiere was in the competition section of this year's international film festival in Rotterdam, is going to hit the cinemas in the late autumn this year. "Peterka, The Year of Decision", a Slovenian documentary film by Vlado Skafar, was also presented in the non-competition section of this festival.