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ZEN IN THE ICE RIFT

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019 | 5:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

ENCORE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM | GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER

Italy | 2018 | 90 minutes | Margherita Ferri | In Italian with English subtitles

In a small town in the rugged Italian Apennines, Zen, a 16-year-old genderqueer and rising-star athlete, fights to be who they want to be despite torment and social isolation. Without a lot of other options, Zen plays on an all-boys ice hockey team and is increasingly bullied for having masculine qualities. When Vanessa, the popular girlfriend of Zen’s bully, takes an interest in Zen and runs away from home to hide out at the family lodge, Zen’s world is rattled in an unexpected direction. 

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This screening is deaf-friendly.


ZEN IN THE ICE RIFT

Director: Margherita Ferri

Principal Cast: 

Country: Italy

Year: 2018

Running Time: 90 minutes

Producers: Chiara Galloni, Ivan Olgiati

Writer: Margherita Ferri

Editor: Mauro Rossi

Music: Alicia Galli

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Content Warnings: Implied violence, non-explicit sexual situations

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