Zen in the Ice Rift

Margherita Ferri

Margherita Ferri





Feature film




1 h 27 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2018 Venice Film Festival


International Showcase


RE:Focus, Romance, Sports, Trans

Zen is a rowdy 16-year-old living in a small village on top of the Italian Apennines. Despite being a rising star on the local hockey team, they can’t seem to connect with anyone.

The only time Zen isn’t alone is when being bullied at school or during hockey practice. In fact, they seem destined to make a high school career out of their loneliness,until Vanessa comes along. As the hockey team captain’s beautiful girlfriend, Vanessa seems to have it all, yet she shares Zen’s feelings of being misunderstood. But there just might be hope for themas they embark on what becomes an unexpected friendship.

Ferri’s stylish and assured first feature follows two teenagers who are seeking the courage to explore their true selves.

Sat May 25, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

14A Rating


You might also like:

A Brief Story from the Green Planet

Brief Story from the Green Planet

Winner of the Teddy Award at this year’s Berlinale, A Brief Story from the Green Planet follows trans woman Tania on a strange and surprising odyssey.

When Tania receives the news that her g...

The Garden Left behind

The Garden Left Behind

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition,and strive to build a life for themselves as...

A Night at Switch n Play
Guest In Attendance

A Night at Switch n’ Play

There’s something very queer happening at a bar in Brooklyn, and in the new film A Night at Switch n’ Play you are invited to come and watch.

Switch n’ Play is a queer performance collec...