LJUBLJANA: Vlado Škafar’s fourth feature film Mother, which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2016, will have its first screening in Slovenia on 12 April 2016.
The story follows a mother who takes her self-destructive daughter to a deserted Italian village and locks her in a house in the middle of nowhere. Inspired by the writings of Marcel Proust, the film is not so much a study of a relationship between mother and daughter as it is a miraculous spiritual adventure of two human souls. Nataša Tič Ralijan are Vida Rucli play the main characters.
Mother was produced by Frenk Celarc through Slovenia’s Gustav film in coproduction with Igor Prinčič through Italia’s Transmedia, Arch Production and SCCA/Pro.Ba from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The production team was also joined by Amra Bakšić Čamo and Boris Perić as Bosnian associate producers.
The budget is 774,000 EUR with a share of 72.53% provided by Slovenian and 27.47% by Italian production companies, executive producer Petra Vidmar from Gustav film told FNE. The film was supported by the Slovenian Film Center (with 390,000 EUR), Eurimages (110,000 EUR), MIBAC (84,000 EUR), Studio Viba Film (91,263 EUR), Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia (48,000 EUR), FVG Film Commission (18,000 EUR) and Italian TAX office credit.
The film will have a week of pre-release screenings in a limited number of cinema theaters in Slovenia with the regular cinema release planned for the Autumn of 2016. Art Kino Mreža is the Slovenian distributor.
Credits:Director: Vlado ŠkafarScreenwriter: Vlado ŠkafarDoP: Marko BrdarEditors: Jelena Maksimović, Vlado ŠkafarProduction Designer: Niko NovakMusic: Karen Dalton, Vladimir GodarSound Designer: Julij ZornikCast: Nataša Tič Ralijan, Vida Rucli, Gabriella Ferrari, Pierluigi Di Piazza