Cure - The Life of Another

After her parents’ divorce, Linda moves with her Croatian doctor father from the coddled security of Switzerland to post-siege Dubrovnik in 1993. It’s not an easy shift, and Linda feels fortunate to have a friend in Eta. On a hot summer day, the two climb to the forests above the city. Eta goads Linda into telling her about nonexistent sexual experiences; Linda kisses her, leading Eta to taunt her friend for being a virgin. Uncertain of her feelings, Linda pushes Eta. From this moment, Linda imagines her friend’s ghost berating her, especially as Linda assumes more and more of Eta’s life. (Jay Weissberg, Variety)

Director's Biography
Andrea Štaka, born in 1973 in Lucerne, Switzerland, is a Swiss citizen of Bosnian and Croatian descent. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Zurich. Her first feature film DAS FRÄULEIN won the Golden Leopard at Locarno Festival del Film, the Heart of Sarajevo, and the Swiss Film Award for Best Script. In 2007, Štaka co-founded Okofilm Productions. CURE was screened at Locarno Festival del Film and awarded at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis. // Films (selection): HOTEL BELGRAD (1998, short), YUGODIVAS (2001, doc), DAS FRÄULEIN (2006), CURE – THE LIFE OF ANOTHER (2014)
European Panorama 2015
Andrea Štaka
Switzerland / Croatia / Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014
83 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Andrea Štaka, Thomas Imbach, Marie Kreutzer
Cinematography Martin Gschlacht
Editing Tom La Belle
Sound/Sounddesign Peter Bräker
Music Milica Paranosić
With Sylvie Marinkovićm, Lucia Radulović, Marija Škaričić, Mirjana Karanović, Leon Lučev, Franjo Dijak, Maja Zećo
Producer(s) Thomas Imbach, Andrea Štaka (Okofilm Productions) KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers Leon Lučev (Živa Produkcija), Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić (Deblokada)
Okofilm Productions Neugasse 10 8005 Zurich Switzerland T +41 44 241 95 67 Koproduktion / Co-Production Živa Produkcija (HR), Deblokada (BA)