Special Jury Prize, Cineasti del Presente – Locarno IFF 2019


Directed by:  Ivana Mladenović

Year of production: 2019

Country: Romania, Serbia

Genre: drama, comedy

Length: 86 minutes

Ivana works as an actress in Romania, but after she is confronted with some health issues, decides to spend the summer in her small Serbian hometown by the Danube, surrounded by family. She is asked by the mayor to be the image of the local music festival and she reluctantly accepts it. But after her eccentric musician friends arrive from Bucharest and her love life involving a much younger local boy becomes the town’s gossip, Ivana is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Original protagonists, friends and family were invited to re-live the emotions and play themselves as fictional characters on camera in a story about a woman who cannot find her place on either sides of the Danube.

Director: Ivana Mladenović

Screenplay: Ivana Mladenović and Adrian Schiop

Director of photography: Carmen Tofeni

Editor: Patricia Chelaru, Cătălin Cristuțiu

The director was directed by: Ana Szel and Andrei Rus

Production designer: Radmila Simić, Rada Dronjak, Gordana Mladenović

Sound design: Alexandru Dumitru

Costume designer: Iulia Popescu

Make up artists: Iulia Popescu, Dejana Petrucić

Producers: Ada Solomon, Ivana Mladenović

Ivana Mladenović
Luka Gramić
Gordana Mladenović
Miodrag Mladenović
Kosta Mladenović
Zivka Sorejević
Andrei Dinescu
Anca Pop