Mare by Andrea Staka win the Art Cinema Award at the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival
Switzerland, Croatia, 2020, 84 minutes
Written and directed by: Andrea Štaka
Cinematographer: Erol Zubčević
Cast: Marija Škaričić, Goran Navojec, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Gabrijel Vidak, Karmela Vidak, Marin Vidak, Mirjana Karanović, Zdenko Jelčić, Ivana Roščić, Vesna Stilinović, Nikša Butijer
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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.
The CICAE award of the Sarajevo Film Festival of 2020 goes to a film by a Swiss director who engages its audience to a great poetic journey portraying a modern mother in difficult times. A female heroine who struggles with prosaic everyday duties and forgets about herself; her sexuality, identity and femininity. The viewer is not only involved throughout the story by the impressive camera work but also by the natural acting in the leading role and her fight in everyday life.
Therefore, the jury decided to give the CICAE award to the film “Mare” by director Andrea Štaka. We look forward to see this amazing film reach audiences in art house cinemas all over Europe.
The jury was composed of:
Éva DEMETER, Tisza Mozi (Szolnok, Hungary)
Piotr SZCZYSZYK, ZAMEK Culture Centre – Pałacowe Cinema (Poznan, Poland)
Anika WAGNER, Kino Traumstern (Lich, Germany)