Directed by Andrea Štaka, drama, 84 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Andrea Štaka
With Goran NAVOJEC, Mateusz KOŚCIUKIEWICZ, Marija ŠKARIČIĆ, Mirjana Karanović
Mare, a middle-aged mother, runs her small family's modest household in the vicinity of a busy airport near Dubrovnik. They badly need a new washing machine and their teenage son is getting out of hand. Mare is not unhappy, but it is hard for her to find a moment for herself in the hustle and bustle of her everyday existence. She was certainly hoping for more in her life. When a chance encounter offers her an escape, she does not think about it twice.
Mare is a delicate study of solitude and the quiet thirst for fulfilment. A modest, but elegantly crafted film, strong on detail and impressive and powerful in its central performance.
The film premiered in Berlinale’s Panorama.