MARE
director: Andrea Štaka
feature fiction, 84 min, 2020

 

Mare has never flown, although she lives right next to the airport with her husband and their three teenage kids. She loves her family, cares for them, but sometimes almost feels like a stranger in her own home. Who are these people she lives with? Mare finds herself gazing at the planes overhead, longing for change and the unknown. When one day a young man moves into the house next door, she puts her life to the test.

Andrea Štaka was born in 1973 in Switzerland. She holds an MA in film direction from the Zurich University of the Arts. Her films, Hotel Belgrade and Yugodivas were screened at numerous film festivals, such as Locarno and Sundance, where they received awards. They were nominated for the Swiss Film Awards and shown in movie theatres.

In 2005 Andrea Štaka received the NYSCA Individual Artist Grant. Das Fräuelein (Miss) was her first feature film, winning her the Golden Leopard at Locarno, The Heart of Sarajevo and the Swiss Film Award for the best screenplay.

In 2007 she founded Okofilm, a film production company, together with director and producer Thomas Imbach. She’s a member of both the Croatian and Swiss Film Directors’ Guilds and the European Film Academy.

Mare

CAST

Marija Škaričić

Goran Navojec

Mateusz Kościukiewicz

Gabrijel Vidak

Karmela Vidak

Marin Vidak

Mirjana Karanović

Zdenko Jelčić

Ivana Roščić

Vesna Stilinović

Nikša Butijer

 

CREW

Director: Andrea Štaka

Screnwriter: Andrea Štaka

Producers: Andrea Štaka, Thomas Imbach, Tena Gojić

Cinematographer: Erol Zubčević

Editors: Redžinald Šimek, Thomas Imbach

Sound designer: Igor Čamo

Composer: Ephrem Luchinger

Production designer: Jana Plećaš

Costume designers: Sara Giancane, Valentina Vujović

Make up artist: Sabine Fluckinger

 

Production: Okofilm Production, Dinaridi Film

Sales agent: Be for Films

Supported by: Federal Office of Culture (FOC), Zürcher Filmstiftung, Eurimages Council of Europe, Croatian Audiovisual Centre HAVC, Suissimage Cultural Fund, MEDIA Desk Suisse, City of Dubrovnik, FOCAL

 

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Berlinale 2020 – Panorama

Sarajevo Film Festival 2020 – Official Competition

The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) Award

Award for the Best Actress – Marija Škaričić

Pula Film Festival 2020 – Official Competition

Golden Arena – Best Art Direction – Jana Plećaš & Best Costume Design – Sara Giancane, Valentina Vujović