A masterfully performed, deeply moving comment on how a middle-aged woman from Croatia is pressured by surroundings to conceive. Winner of six Golden Arenas at Pula Film Festival.
Thirty-seven-year-old Tereza has been married to a sailor for a very long time. After several miscarriages, her gynaecologist, in attempt to cheer her up, jokes she should try to conceive with a different partner. This remark shakes up her monotonous life and steers it in a new direction. We meet a new Teresa who starts to re-examine her marriage, the relationship with her family and people around her. Her behaviour triggers a series of life-changing events, in the spirit of her newly acquired freedom and truth that is only hers. The film is a well-directed, award-winning contemporary drama that centres on a woman in a conservative, patriarchal region. Intelligently written and fantastically performed by Lana Baric, one of the top actresses in Croatia who is outspoken about some of these still taboo topics referenced in the film. Tereza 37 is set in Split, where she grew up.
Croatia | 2020 | 100 min
PRODUCTION: Irena Markovic – Focus Media
CAST: Lana Baric, Ivana Roscic, Leon Lucev, Marija Skaricic
SCREENPLAY: Lana Baric
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mirko Pivcevic
EDITING: Dubravka Turic
FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION)
FEST International Film Festival, Belgrade 2021 – Best Actress (Lana Baric) | Vladimir Nazor Award, Croatia 2021 | Pula Film Festival, 2020 – Winner of six Golden Arena’s: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Make Up, Best Supporting Actress | Zagreb Film Festival, 2020 – Audience Award