Ivana the Terrible

  • Ivana Mladenović
  • Romania, Serbia
  • 2019
  • 89'
  • Ivana cea Groaznică

A comedy about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in which the director Ivana Mladenović plays the role of herself. This bittersweet fictional autobiography traces the intimate neuroses of an individual, family and the wider community. The film was inspired by real-life events and features appearances by the director’s friends and family. The film centres on Ivana, a Serbian actress living in Romania who, in the midst of a psychological crisis decides to spend the summer in her hometown on the Danube, surrounded by family. She gets a celebrity welcome, but it doesn’t take long for the rumours to start. The film premiered at Locarno, winning Filmmakers of the Present Special Jury Award.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Ivana Mladenović

Graduated in Film Directing from the National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) in Bucharest. Her short films screened at festivals around the world. Her documentary feature Turn Off the Lights (2012) premiered at Tribeca and won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary. She won Special Mention at the San Sebastián IFF for her fiction feature debut, Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (2017).

Ivana the Terrible

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Festivals & Awards
Locarno Festival 2019 – Filmmakers of the Present Special Jury Prize; Sarajevo Film Festival 2019; Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival 2019

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