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streaming > Zen in the Ice Rift (Zen sul ghiaccio sottile) by Margherita Ferri



streaming > Zen in the Ice Rift (Zen sul ghiaccio sottile) by Margherita Ferri


The Italian Cultural Institute of Washington presents "Zen in the Ice Rift", as part of Pride 2022, on the occasion of the annual Film Festival "Fare Cinema".

Maia, called Zen, a rowdy yet solitary 16-year-old tomboy, lives in a small village on top of the rough and beautiful Italian Apennines. She’s 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. Led by the need to break away from the roles that the small community has forced them to play, Maia and Vanessa embark on a journey of self-discovery: an exploration of their gender identity and sexuality, liquid and restless like the troubled time of youth.

The film won Nastro d'Argento for Best New Director.


Director: Margherita Ferri
Italy, 2018, 87 minutes

Film in Italian with English subtitles


Registration (streaming: July 21-25)



PLEASE NOTE: Streaming is available between July 21st at 10:30 AM (ET) and July 25th at 10:30 PM (ET). After unlocking the film, you have 24 hours to start viewing, and from the time you begin watching, an additional 24 hours to complete it. All streaming will end at 10:30 PM (ET) on July 25th, please plan the time you start watching accordingly.

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Date: From Thursday, July 21, 2022 to Monday, July 25, 2022

Organized by : IIC Washington

Entrance : Free