GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA – Review by Maitland McDonagh

A familiar story–a downtrodden woman finally steps up and asserts herself–is given an exotic twist (at least for American viewers) in this Macedonian story of fate, media and off-beat empowerment. Unmarried, unemployed and unmotivated, 32-year-old Petrunya lives with her parents despite the fact that she holds a university degree (albeit in art history, which is, apparently, every bit as economically useless a concentration in Macedonia as it is in the US.

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