FNE at CineLink Sarajevo FF: Mare

    Director Andrea Staka Director Andrea Staka foto: Goran Potkonjak

    SARAJEVO: Croatia-born Swiss director Andrea Štaka is developing her third feature film, Mare, which has been selected for CineLink Co-production Market, set to take place 17-18 August 2016, during the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (12-20 August 2016).

    Mare is a story of a woman who lives with her husband (an airport security guard) and four children near the airport in Dubrovnik. When Goran moves next door and the two of them fall in love, Mare embarks on a journey into a parallel universe that has little to do with her everyday life.

    Štaka is currently working with a treatment as her plan is to further develop the story in collaboration with the actors. As the story is pretty simple, she hopes that certain amount of improvisation will prove highly beneficial.

    Swiss company Okofilm, which produced Štaka’s first two films, will be producing this film too. The Croatian coproduction company is not yet known. The estimated budget is 1.5 m EUR. No funds have been secured yet, but producers started negotiations for television rights and hope to be able to start shooting in spring or autumn of 2017. There is no local distributor or sales agent attached to the project yet.

    Andrea Štaka previously directed the Golden Leopard winner Fraulein (2006) and Cure: The Life of Another (2014).

    Director: Andrea Štaka
    Scriptwriter: Andrea Štaka