By Miroslav SIKAVICA


Drama - Completed 2007

A free adaptation of the short story by Zoran Feric about a woman ( who, after the death of her son, loses the lust for life, gets fat and becomes „Mrs Before“ in the newspaper ads for reducing diets. Her story is told by a friar, whose brethren find the woman's nudes in his room.

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Miroslav SIKAVICA
    • Writer(s)
    • Miroslav SIKAVICA, Zoran FERIC
    • Producer(s)
    • Anita JUKA (4 film), Vesna MORT (HTV)
    • Synopsis
    • After his appalled brethren find female nudes in his room, the friar (Ivica Vidović) defends himself by saying that nudes are a form of art, the same as sacral paintings. He admits he had a live model and tells a story about the woman (Ksenija Marinković) who posed for him, and to whom he was a confessor and a friend.
      Only several months after the wedding, her young husband packed his things and left her for another woman. She had to raise their diabetic son by herself. One day the boy fell into a hypoglicemic coma and died in his sleep.
      After her son's death, the woman got addicted to the sweets and put on a great number of kilos. She knew that obesity in America was cured by electricity, but America was far, and her will was weak. Eventually, she lost enough kilos to reach the weight for the „model“ and started to work as „Mrs Before“, the photomodel for reducing diets in newspaper ads...
    • Partners & financing
    • Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia
      Croatian Television