CURE

By Andrea ŠTAKA

CROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE - as FIN / PROMO

Drama - Completed 2014


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Locarno 2014
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CROATIA, SWITZERLAND, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
    • Languages
    • CROATIAN, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrea ŠTAKA
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrea ŠTAKA, Marie KREUTZER, Thomas IMBACH
    • Producer(s)
    • Jasmila ZBANIC (Deblokada), Leon LUCEV (Produkcija Živa), Thomas IMBACH (Okofilm Productions )
    • Synopsis
    • Linda was born in Croatia and grew up in Switzerland. The 14-year-old returns to Dubrovnik with her father in 1993, shortly after the war. An obsessive, sexually charged game of swapping identities unfolds between her and her schoolmate Eta. In a scuffle, Eta is sent hurtling to her death over a cliff. Linda is left behind after this fatal “accident”. Seeking comfort, she is drawn into the female household of Eta’s mother and grandmother and gradually takes her friend’s place. She becomes entrapped in another world on the edge in which a strangely detached Eta keeps coming back. The tension between a precise portrayal of post-war Croatia and powerful inner images lends the film CURE suggestive and unsettling impact.
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