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Stille Sehnsucht - Warchild
ein Film von Christian Wagner

balkan blues trilogy



The barely thirty-year-old Senada lives a fast, active life, and is working at various jobs (for example,
a real estate salesperson). She is attractive, and plays three times a week in one of the best volleyball
teams in the country. However, she has no real personal engagement with her environment. She has a
secret. Behind the façade, one senses that the war, over long ago, still has a firm grip on her. She does
everything imaginable to reach her goal, to find her child, though her efforts almost exceed her resources, strength, and boundaries. She fights like a lioness.

Labina Mitevska was born in 1975 in Skopje, Macedonia and studied in the faculty of Art and Archaeology at the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark and the University of Arizona‘s Department of Art History.
Labina Mitevska started her acting career twelve years ago with the part of Zamira, in Milcho Mancevski’s Golden Lion award winning “BEFORE THE RAIN”. After that she resumed her studies. First, she completed the European Film College at Ebeltoft, Denmark and then she started her studies in Art History and Archaeology at “Sts Cyril and Methodius” University in Macedonia and at the University of Arizona, Tucson. In 1996 she entered into a successful collaboration with Michael Winterbottom. After “WELCOME TO SARAJEVO” they worked together in “I WANT YOU”. For these accomplishments she was chosen as one of the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS at the Berlinale in 1998. In the same year she became a member of the European Film Academy, and in the following years she was a member of the jury in Cottbus, Edinburgh, Karlovy Vary.
Her acting carrier continued around Europe. Her acting credits include the Czech fi lm “LONERS” by David
Ondrichek, and German fi lm “WEG” by Michael Bauman. For the part of Vesna in “LONERS” she was
nominated for the Czech Lion for the best supporting actress.
Besides acting, Labina Mitevska was engaged as a producer of the successful Macedonian short-fi lm
“VETA” by Teona Strugar Mitevska, which had the world premier at the Berlin Film Festival, 2001 and
was awarded the special mention by the jury and also was awarded diploma for original directing vision
on Molodist International Film Festival. “VETA” successfully participated on more then thirty festivals
around the world. Under the auspices of the same company, Teona and Labina and their brother Vuk, did their fi rst feature fi lm, “HOW I KILLED A SAINT”, that was made as a commentary or critical view of the turbulent years Macedonia undergoes recently. “HOW I KILLED A SAINT” had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2004, where it was competing for the VPRO Tiger awards.
In 2003 she acted in three fi lms, Vlado Cvetanovski’s “SECRET BOOK”, Ciancarlo Bocchi’s “NEMA PROBLEMA” and Teona S. Mitevska’s “HOW I KILLED A SAINT”. Labina Mitevska is also actively engaged as a selector for the Skopje International Film Festival, where she promotes young and new directors with uncompromising artistic vision.
In 2004 she acted in Anja Glogovac’d‘s L FOR LOVE, Sergej Stanojkovski’s KONTAKT- a german-macedonian coproduction. In 2005 Labina Mitevska was the female lead in Christian Wagner’s WARCHILD. Currently Sisters and Brother Mitevski has been presenting their next feature film: “I AM FROM TITOV VELES”


1994 BEFORE THE RAIN Director: Milcho Mancevski’s
1997 WELCOME TO SARAJEVO Director: Michael Winderbottom
1998 I WANT YOU Director: Michael Winderbottom
2001 - VETA T.S. Mitevska
2002 - WEG! Michael Baumann
2004 - NEMA PROBLEMA Giancarlo Bocchi
2005 - KONTAKT S. Stanojkovski
2005 - WARCHILD Christian Wagner
2006 - I AM FROM TITOV VELES T.S. Mitevska