Eurimages to Support Croatian Co-production Mare by Andrea Štaka

    Within the context of Eurimages’ Strategy for Gender Equality in the Film Industry, aiming to implement equality in the number of applied and approved projects by male and female authors (i.e. 50/50 by 2020), it was announced at the 150th meeting that 30% of approved projects are by female directors.

    Mare is written and directed by Andrea Štaka, the cinematographer is Erol Zubčević, and the art director is Jana Plećaš. The film is a co-production with OKOFILM Productions (Switzerland) and Dinaridi Film (Croatia) and will be shot, in full, on location in Konavle and Dubrovnik. The producers are Thomas Imbach and Andrea Štaka in Switzerland and Tena Gojić in Croatia. The film stars Marija Škaričić, joined by Goran Navojec and Goran Bogdan in supporting roles.

    The film revolves around Mare who lives in Konavle, a short distance from Dubrovnik Airport. Her daily life goes by routinely; she is a mother, wife and homemaker. Her laidback demeanour will take her on a quest to find personal freedom after which she will never be the same woman again.

    The project was developed with support from MEDIA Switzerland, while production support comes from the Swiss Ministry of Culture, the Zurich Film Fund, ZDF Arte, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the City of Dubrovnik.

    A full list of supported projects can be found here.