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Ivana the Terrible

„Ivana the Terrible“ oscillates between a low-key satire about small-scale fame and a dramedy about social stereotypes and their undermining. Besides the autobiography being molded into fictional storytelling approach, Mladenović is empowering her character, challenging antiquated conventions fostered in the sleepy hamlet of Kladovo. She proceeds to subvert the conventions revolving around how women should and should not behave from the position of somebody superior over others, without any trace of a condescending tone, but as equally quirky and flawed personality. (Martin Kudlac, ScreenAnarchy)

Director's Biography
Ivana Mladenović: Ivana Mladenović was born in Serbia in 1984. After studying law in Belgrade, she moved to Romania, where in 2010 she graduated in film directing from the National School of Film and Theatre (UNATC). Her first documentary feature, “Turn off the Lights”, received The Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary. Her fiction feature debut “Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari” premiered in Toronto in 2017.

Film Selection: Soldaţii. Poveste din Ferentari (Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, 2017, CE'18) - If 6 was 9 (2013, doc short) - Lumea in patratele (Turn off the Lights, 2012, doc) - Skin (2011, short) - Afterparty (2009, short) - Pizza Love (2008, short) - Milky Way (2007, doc short)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Ivana Mladenović
Romania / Serbia 2019
89 minutes
Romanian / Serbian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ivana Mladenović, Adrian Schiop
Cinematography Carmen Tofeni
Editing Patricia Chelaru, Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound/Sounddesign Alexandru Dumitru
With Ivana Mladenović, Gordana Mladenović, Luka Gramic, Miodrag Mladenović, Kosta Mladenović, Zivka Sorejević, Andrei Dinescu, Anca Pop
Producer(s) Ada Solomon, Ivana Mladenović
microFILM, Dunav 84
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2019
World Premiere Locarno Festival 2019