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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

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