22/05/2009 18:22

Miss (Das Fräulein)

Switzerland/Germany, 2006, 81 min.
Director: Andrea Staka
Cast: Mirjana Karanović, Marija Škaričić, Ljubica Jović, Andrea Zogg, Pablo Aguilar
Awards: C.I.C.A.E. Award - Special Mention, Don Quixote Award - Special Mention, Golden Leopard, Youth Jury Award, Locarno International Film Festival, 2006; Heart of Sarajevo, Jury Prize, Sarajevo Film Festival, 2006; FIPRESCI Prize, Valladolid International Film Festival, 2006; Swiss Film Prize, Swiss Film Prize – Best Screenplay, 2007; Nominations: Swiss Film Prize – Best Film, Swiss Film Prize, 2007.

The film Miss by Andrea Staka, which made great success at well-known festivals such as Locarno International Film Festival and Sarajevo Film Festival, will be presented at Cinema City Film and Media Festival, as part of BALKAN BOX/SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS selection.

Extraordinary performance of protagonists tells a story about friendship by exploring the legacy of Balkan wars from a woman's point of view. The film depicts a heroine called Ruza who has left Serbia thirty years ago. She lives and works in Zürich. Constant work and obligations are the same day after day, until Ana enters into Ruza's life, a woman who manages to shake up Ruza'a arranged world. In time, deep friendship is developed between the two women.