Mare needs a new bra and the washing machine needs replacing too. She manages her small family’s household with practised commitment on a shoestring budget. But when a nameless newcomer shows up in town, it transpires that material desires are not the only things that motivate Mare. In this, her third collaboration with leading actress Marija Škaričić, Andrea Štaka delivers a direct and very physical film. There is no time for sweet nothings in a daily round determined by necessities, and there is no need, for now, to justify the impulsiveness with which Mare decides to enjoy her rekindled libido. (Berlinale)

Director's Biography
Born in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1973, Andrea Štaka studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts. Her debut feature film, DAS FRÄULEIN, won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival and the Heart of Sarajevo at the Sarajevo Film Festival while CURE – THE LIFE OF ANOTHER won an award at the film festival Max Ophüls Prize. MARE is her third feature film. She is a member of the European Film Academy.
Director's Filmography (Selection)
Mare (2020) - Cure – The Life of Another (2014; CE'15) - Das Fräulein (2006) - Yugodivas (2000, doc) - Hotel Belgrad (1998, short) - Ruza (1995, short)
European Panorama Fiction · Crossing Europe VOD 2021
Andrea Štaka
Switzerland / Croatia 2020
84 minutes
Croatian / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Andrea Štaka
Cinematography Erol Zubčević
Editing Redzinald Šimek, Thomas Imbach
Sound/Sounddesign Benoît Barraud, Igor Čamo
Music Ephrem Lüchinger
With Marija Škaričić, Goran Navojec, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Mirjana Karanović
Producer(s) Thomas Imbach, Andrea Štaka, Tena Gojić
Okofilm Productions, Dinaridi, SRF, ZDF/Arte
World Sales
Be for Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Berlinale 2020

Crossing Europe VOD-Premiere
06.06. - 06.07.2021, online
More details on the VOD program HERE
(only available for streaming in Austria)