God exists, her name is Petrunya
A 32-year-old unemployed Petrunia, on the way from a failed interview, suddenly decides to take part in the men's ice-diving competition for the cross. The heroine unexpectedly wins, causing resentment of the whole orthodox community of Macedonia.
In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the water on a whim and manages to grab the cross before the others. Her competitors are furious - how dare a woman take part in their ritual? All hell breaks loose, but Petrunya holds her ground. She won her cross and will not give it up.
Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Script: Elma Tataragič, Teona Strugar Mitevska
Image: Virginie Saint Martin
Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Music: Olivier Samouillan
Producer: Labina Mitevska
Co-producers: Sebastien Delloye, Danijel Hočevar, Zdenka Gold, Marie Dubas, Elie Meirovitz
Productions companies: SISTERS AND BROTHER MITEVSKI (Macedonia), ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP (Belgium), VERTIGO (Slovenia),SPIRITUS MOVENS PRODUCTION (Croatia), DEUXIÈME LIGNE FILMS (France), EZ FILMS (France)