After snagging a cross thrown in the water intended to bring prosperity to one of a hundred male competitors, a Macedonian woman in her thirties emerges as a true heroine for our times in this feminist social critique of gender inequality.
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...
NORTH MACEDONIA, Belgium, Slovenia, France
| 100 minutes | 2019
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