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Zen in the Ice Rift

English title: Zen in the Ice Rift
Original title: Zen sul ghiaccio sottile
German title: Zen in the Ice Rift *
Italy, 2018

Director: Ferri, Margherita
Production company: Articolture
Age recommendation: 15 years and up
Length: 87 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Maia, called Zen, a rowdy yet solitary 16-year-old tomboy living in a small village on top of the Italian Apennines, is the only girl of the local ice hockey-team and she is constantly bullied by her teammates for her masculine attitude. When Vanessa – the beautiful and bewildered girlfriend of the team captain – runs away from home and hides in Maia‘s family lodge, Maia feels free to trust someone for the first time: they both embark on a journey of self-discovery exploring their inner desires and their identity. 

Venice IFF 2018, Rome IFF 2018, JEF Festival Flanders 2019, BUFF Malmö 2019 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Media Luna (DE)

Sold to:
Istituto Luce (I)