Ivana the Terrible

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Ivana the Terrible

Available February 22 at 10:00 amFebruary 24 at 10:00 am ONLY

Ivana Mladenovic is a Romanian director born in Serbia who made headlines with a tabu-breaker debut called Soldiers, in which two men scandalise the surrounding Roma community with their illicit affair. Triggered by a personal crisis from when the director was finishing her provocative first feature and made right after it, almost like a therapy session, Ivana the Terrible is a playful exercise in vulnerability and narcissism. Ivana writes, directs, and stars as her-almost-self in this zany fictional autobiography shot in her native village and featuring her real family and friends playing themselves. As we’re in the Balkans, expect the drama of a woman’s nervous breakdown to morph into an acerbic comedy.

Don’t miss the pre-recorded conversation between filmmaker Ivana Mladenović and Making Waves President Corina Suteu.

Admission to the series will be sold as a pass only available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. (Please note: no tickets are available to individual films, only series passes are available.) Pricing is $60 (members), $70 (nonmembers). All film programs will be available to stream for 48 hours unless otherwise noted. Series passes will go on sale Friday, Feb. 12. 

This film is part of the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2021 series.

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