MARE

Andrea Staka
Director Andrea Staka
Producer Okofilm Productions; Dinaridi, SRF, SRG SSR, ZDF, ARTE
Writer Andrea Staka
Camera Erol Zubcevic
Editor Redzinald Simek, Thomas Imbach
Cast Marija Skaricic, Goran Navojec, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Mirjana Karanovic
Year 2020
Length 84 min
Country Switzerland / Croatia
Subtitles English
Section MASTERS / WOMAN'S POWER


A female-gaze family drama on mundane everyday routine, mid-life crisis dilemmas and sexual desire. With impressive performances by Goran Navojec and Marija Skaricic who won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress.
The screening will be accompanied by video intro and Q&A with the actress Marija Skaricic.

Synopsis

Mare has never flown, although she lives right next to the airport. Life is passing by along with planes while she is busy taking care of her husband and their three teenage kids. She wants to go to the cinema, or at least back to work, but the family budget and duties keep her home. However, her needs and desires go beyond the domestic household. Mare finds herself tracing at the planes overhead, longing for change and the unknown. One day a young foreigner moves into the house next door, and her fidelity is suddenly challenged. Observing tenderly its heroine, Andrea Staka’s film silently and sensitively depicts female craving for private space outside of the family environment. Without conveying bold feminist statements, “Mare” interprets the mid-life crisis subject from an exclusively feminine viewpoint.