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God Exists, Her Name is Petruyna (Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija)

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  • Tickets: Free but ticketed
  • Date: Tue, 12th Nov 2019
  • Time: 18:15 - 19:55
  • Duration: 100 mins
  • Venue: The Gate Cinema Cork City
  • Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
  • Country: The Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, France
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Petrunya (a fine performance by Zorica Nusheva) is a woman in her 30s, still living with her parents in a small Macedonian town, unemployed despite a first-class degree in history. Returning from another humiliating, unsuccessful job interview, she stumbles across a crowd of young men diving for the holy cross that the priest has thrown into the icy river, a tradition to mark Epiphany. When Petrunya takes the plunge and retrieves the cross herself, she sparks public outcry and a media frenzy. Seizing this one chance for self-determination, Peterunya must cling onto her dignity and courage in the face of overt institutional misogyny and mob rule. A spirited, astute, and visually striking satire about religion and patriarchal society in Macedonia. FC
Free but ticketed. LUX Film Prize Official Selection


The Gate Cinema Cork City
The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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