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NORTH MACEDONIA, Belgium, Slovenia, France | 100 minutes | 2019

Shtip, January 19. Once a year, male swimmers compete to get their hands on a cross thrown in the water by a priest. But this year, Petrunya manages to snag the coveted object, to the shock and horror of her community and the religious authorities. The Macedonian filmmaker thumbs her nose at the patriarchy in this denunciation of gender inequality and the stranglehold of the clergy featuring a mould-breaking heroine: a 32-year-old intellectual living with her parents. A social and political critique blending comedy and drama, Mitevska’s third feature enthusiastically celebrates an invigorating power grab that feels overdue.
CANADIAN PREMIERE
The film will be screened in its original version with french subtitles on October 12th and with english subtitles on October 16th

In collaboration with the Festival de films féministes de Montréal .

"... this isn’t just an engaging tale of one woman challenging the male-dominated church and state, but a movie making a smart, impassioned statement against widely accepted subjugation in many forms." Screendaily

Guild Film Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Berlin Film Festival

Programs

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #42
15:00
Cinéma du Parc 1

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Program #162
18:45
Cinéma du Parc 1

Teona Strugar Mitevska

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Elma Tataragic, Teona Strugar Mitevska
  • Producer Labina Mitevska, Sébastien Delloye, Zdenka Gold, Danijel Hocevar, Elie Meirovitz, Marie Dubas
  • Cast Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski

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