Schweizer Filmpreis 2007 - Bestes Drehbuch
CH 2006 75'
Director: Andrea Staka
Script: Andrea Staka, Barbara Albert, Marie-Claire Kreutzer
Camera: Igor Martinovic
Sound: Max Vornehm
Editing:: Gion-Reto Killias
Music:: Peter von Siebenthal, Till Wyler, Daniel Jakob
Production:: Susann Rüdlinger, Samir, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG
With: Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Ljubica Jovic, Andrea Zogg, Pablo Aguilar, Zdenko Jelcic, Tiziana Jelmini, David Imhoof, Kenneth Huber, Sebastian Krähenbühl
Ruza left Serbia, her country, over thirty years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruza's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops between the two strongwilled women.
"A Sundance alumnus with her short HOTEL BELGRAD, Andrea Staka returns with a stirring and mature debut feature. Marked by subtle characterizations and a wonderful contemplative tone, Staka's understanding of Reza and Ana is far too sophisticated to stall on superficial divisions. She's interested in watching them peel away each other's layers, revealing the world of complex emotions running below. Though Reza can't connect to life, she's strangely moved by Ana, while Ana's carefree demeanor belies the untold wounds she brings from Bosnia. Their gradual discovery of each other is, of course, a discovery of themselves."
"A deeply empathetic study of Balkan women from different regions and generations starting new lives in Zurich while trying to forget their past, with Kusturica regular Mirjana Karanovic giving the year's outstanding performance."
Michael Brooke, BFI