Tobacco Girl

film type documentary film Production Country Germany production year 2009 runtime 30'00 colour
screening format DigiBeta aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby SR languages Makedonisch, Türkisch Subtitles Englisch, Deutsch, Französisch

Mümine is 14 and lives with her family in the Macedonian mountains. An important source of income for her family is the traditional price for the bride. Mümine has just finished elementary school. Will she be allowed to attend secondary school and escape the traditional attend life? The film shows Mümine in her daily life at moments of major decisions for a self-determined future.

director Biljana Garvanlieva Besetzung / Cast Mümine Aliova Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Ljubojna, Oliver Josifovski Schnitt / Editing André Nier Bildgestaltung / DOP Susanne Schüle Produktion / Production Christian Beetz Drehbuch / Script Biljana Garvanlieva Tongestaltung / Sound Design Manuel Zimmer
Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA
FIPA International Festival of Audiovisual Program, Biarritz, France
Circuito Off: Venice International Short Film Festival, Italy
dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren, Republic of Kosovo (Best Newcomer Award)
video/film tage Koblenz, Germany (Juliane Bartel Medienpreis)
  • gebrueder beetz filmproduktion
  • Christian Beetz
  • Heinrich-Roller-Str. 15
  • 10405 Berlin
  • +49 30 69566910
  • Biljana Garvanlieva
  • Heinrich-Roller-Str. 15
  • 10405 Berlin
  • +49 30 69566912

Biljana Garvanlieva

Born in Skopje, Macedonia;
1992 - 1996 Philology Faculty, Skopje;
1994 - 1998 Faculty of Dramatic Arts Skopje;
1997 DAAD scholarship at the Karl Eberhard University Tübingen;
1999 - 2003 DAAD scholarship at the Free University Berlin

2008 Die Akkordeonspielerin