original title: Majka Mara
2024, POST-PRODUCTION, 96 min., color, Serbian
COUNTRIES: Switzerland, Serbia, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia
Mirjana Karanovic, Vucic Perovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Zalica, Alen Liveric, Pavle Cemerikic, Jelena Curuvija
Cinematographer : Igor Marovic
Producers : Snezana van Houwelingen
The film explores the character of Mara, who is built in the contradiction of being a successful woman and a “traditional” in which her patriarchal background makes her suppress her emotions and vulnerability, forcing her to sacrifice. The film aims to provoke the public and encourage other women and all other people who feel underrepresented and feel like they are serving roles in life that their inner spirit is trying to fight against.
Mara, a successful businesswoman and single mother, is heartbroken after her son Nemanja’s untimely death. She becomes emotionally detached, refusing to communicate with friends and family. However, when she meets Milan, Nemanja’s close friend, she finds solace and comfort in their relationship. As they grow closer, they uncover more about Nemanja’s life and his passing, giving Mara an opportunity to face her life and emotions.