Awarded Croatian Film Hits Domestic Screens

    Lada Kamenski by Sara Hribar and Marko Šantić Lada Kamenski by Sara Hribar and Marko Šantić credit: zff.hr

    ZAGREB: Lada Kamenski by Sara Hribar and Marko Šantić, which received four awards including best newcomer (Sara Hribar) at the 2018 Pula Film Festival, will be released in Croatian cinemas on 7 March 2019.

    Frano, a young director, is preparing his debut feature. It is a story about women affected by the collapse of the Croatian textile industry, inspired by Frano's aunt, who used to work at a tailoring factory. In order to cast the star of the film, he invites three actresses to an informal reading rehearsal. Once they realise they are competing for the same role, things take an unexpected turn. Sara Hribar wrote the script.

    The main characters are played by Frano Mašković, Nataša Dorčić, Ksenija Marinković, Doris Šarić-Kukuljica, Dijana Vidušin and Ana Maras Harmander.

    Lada Kamenski was awarded the FEDEORA Award for Best Croatian Feature Film, the Breza Award for Best Debutant (Sara Hribar), the Golden Arena for Best Actress (Doris Šarić-Kukuljica) and the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay at the 2018 Pula Film Festival. The film had its international premiere at the 2018 Montreal Film Festival.

    It was produced by Sekvenca in coproduction with Peglanje snova and Antitalent, with the support of the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC).