God exists, her name is Petrunya
This movie shows an Orthodox tradition which is celebrated on January 19th in many places in Central and East Europe. Priests throw crosses into rivers and men dive for it. The one who finds it is believed to gain good fortune and prosperity through the whole year.
In Štip/Macedonia in Protected content , a woman dived for the cross and found it which caused confussion in the local community. In Zemun/Belgrad inn Protected content , it happened again, with different kind of reactions.
Teona Strugar Mitevska based her movie on what happened in Protected content presents an unemployed single woman Petrunya who jumps into the water and catches the cross. In this conservative setting, her competitors feel they have every right to be furious: a woman dared to compete and achieve what they failed to succeed in.
Trailer: Protected content
Movie is shown in Macedonian with German subtitles!
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