Pukotina u leduIn production Q3 2023

Rift in the Ice

  • Fiction Film
  • 100'
  • s.d.
  • Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Netherlands, Montenegro

A contemporary fairy-tale that explores women`s integrity and sexuality in our harsh reality. Marija is an ice skater living with her father, a lorry driver, on the outskirts of Belgrade. Crushed by grief because her mother died three years ago, Marija cannot express her flaming sexuality. She perceives it as her big secret that haunts her and makes her feel unworthy. Marija’s father gets close to

A contemporary fairy-tale that explores women`s integrity and sexuality in our harsh reality. Marija is an ice skater living with her father, a lorry driver, on the outskirts of Belgrade. Crushed by grief because her mother died three years ago, Marija cannot express her flaming sexuality. She perceives it as her big secret that haunts her and makes her feel unworthy. Marija’s father gets close to a woman, who moves in with her two daughters. Because of financial troubles Marija is forced to make some extra money for her family. She wants to protect her father by hiding her jobs, which introduce her to the world where women are sexually exploited. That puts even more pressure on her suppressed sexuality. Marija can no longer confide in her father. Her stepmother starts having angry outbursts, which escalate into physical abuse. Marija has to give up ice skating. She feels trapped. However, the love of one of the most desirable young businessmen gives her the strength to accept herself and her sexuality.

Director Maja Miloš
Cast Jovana Stojiljković, Marko Grabež, Anđela Jovanović
Director's statement

I chose the narrative motifs from Cinderella because the heart of this more than 2000-year-old fairy-tale teaches girls that a woman, upon embracing her sexuality, becomes a princess. Rift in the Ice,

I chose the narrative motifs from Cinderella because the heart of this more than 2000-year-old fairy-tale teaches girls that a woman, upon embracing her sexuality, becomes a princess. Rift in the Ice, above all, explores love in a harsh environment and its power to help us discover and accept ourselves.

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Alternative title
Rift in the Ice (English)
Razpoka v ledu (Slovenian)
Production countries
Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Netherlands, Montenegro
Technical data
Duration and length
100'
Colour
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Screening formats
digital DCP

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