Entre chien et loup


The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears

Drama : 103', 2012
Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska
With : Victoria Abril - Labina Mitevska - Jean-Marie Galey - Arben Bajraktaraj - Nebi Firdaus - Kaeliok Fonenimum Varka
In Paris, Helena witnesses her son’s suicide. Noah confesses the horrible truth of his father’s abuse, but Helena refuses to believe him. Her son falls over the balcony railing into the night. From this moment on, Helena’s world is turned upside down as her struggle for survival transforms into a hunt for revenge.
Ajsun is a dreamer who lives with her father and her son Ilkin. In the high mountains of Macedonia, their existence is simple and harsh. Life has a different pace and purpose there, the daily survival is what drives them all. Ajsun dreams to be reunited with Lucien, the father of her son. This is a story of two very different mothers: one that needs to punish in order to get by and the other that is forced to accept daily punishment in order to exist. This is a story of inner rage and of suffering a silent violence and of one woman’s need to externalize it in order to justify her own existence. The other woman has to fight against traditions, patriarchy, religious and ethnic barriers just to be with the man she loves and to reunite her family. These two women from different parts of the world will end up affecting each other’s lives in the most unexpected ways. THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS tells a story about the various types of imprisonment we create for ourselves or are forced into. Helena’s path is precisely traced; a path she is unable to change. Ajsun wants to live. Both aspire to be free. This is a story of two destinies coming into one, of two women coming into one, and of two worlds becoming one.


Strugar Mitevska Teona


Strugar Mitevska Teona

Directeur de la photo

Erdély Mátyás

Ingénieur du son

Heymans Paul

Chef décorateur

Mitevski Vuk

Chef décorateur

von Tresckow Stephan

Créateur des costumes

Lorber Monika

Monteur image

Gaster Nicolas

Monteur son

Meert Fred


Baudhuin Philippe

Key cast

Abril Victoria

Key cast

Mitevska Labina

Key cast

Galey Jean-Marie

Key cast

Bajraktaraj Arben

Key cast

Firdaus Nebi

Key cast

Fonenimum Varka Kaeliok

Producteur délégué

Sisters and brother Mitevski




Vertigo / Emotionfilm


Entre Chien et Loup


Big Bang Distribution

Ventes internationales

Urban Distribution int.




Sprimo Invest
Festivals and awards


-Berlinale Panorama Special

-Crossing Europe FF (Austria)

-Valencia IFF/ Cinema Jove (Spain)

-Sarajevo IFF (Bosnia)

-Galway Film Fleadh (Ireland)

-Brasilia IFF (Brazil)

-European FF Palic (Serbia)

-Two Riversides FF (Poland)

-Espoo Ciné IFF (Finland)

-International Crime & Punishment FF (Turkey)

-Busan IFF(South Korea)

-Malaga FF (Spain)

-Macedonian FF (Canada)

-Regiofun FF(Poland)

-Kolkata IFF (India)

-Muces FF (Spain)

-Panorama of European Cinema Festival (Greece)

-Chennai IFF (India)

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