LADA KAMENSKI (orig. title)
minority co-production

feature | fiction | drama | 2018 | 75’

storyline: Frano, a film director, is preparing his debut feature, which will focus on women affected by the collapse of the textile industry in the region. The topic, as well as the main character, is inspired by his aunt who used to work in the industry. In order to find the star of the film, he invites three esteemed actresses to his apartment for an informal reading rehearsal. However, as soon as they realise they are competing against each other for the lead role, things take an unexpected turn.

director: Sara Hribar, Marko Šantić
writer: Sara Hribar
production: Sekvenca (HR)
producers: Jure Pavlović, Bojan Kanjera
co-production: Antitalent (HR), Peglanje snova (HR)
co-producer: Danijel Pek
director of photography: Vjekoslav Skledar
editor: Tomislav Pavlic
costume designer: Lidija Sertić
production designers: Dubravko Đuran, Ružica Dobranić
makeup artist: Asja Novaković
sound designer: Luka Grubišić Čabo, Tihomir Vrbanec
cast: Frano Mašković, Nataša Dorčić, Ksenija Marinković, Doris Šarić-Kukuljica, Dijana Vidušin, Ana Maras Harmander

supported by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, City of Zagreb
festivals and awards:

  • Pula Film Festival 2018 – FEDEORA for Best Croatian Feature Film; Breza Award for Best Debutant (Sara Hribar); Golden Arena for Best Actress (Doris Šarić-Kukuljica); Golden Arena for Best Screenplay
  • Montreal World Film Festival 2018
  • International film directing festival in Leskovac 2018 – Best Actress (Nataša Dorčić/Ksenija Marinković/Doris Šarić Kukuljica)
  • Split Film Festival – International Festival of New Film 2018 – Ivan Martinac Award
  • Actors Film Festival in Vinkovci 2018
  • Zagreb Film Festival 2018
  • Pune International Film Festival PIFF 2019
  • Festival of South-East European Cinema SEE a Paris 2019 – Best Actress (Nataša Dorčić/Ksenija Marinković/Doris Šarić Kukuljica)
  • South East European Film Festival SEEFF 2019 – Best Actress (Nataša Dorčić/Ksenija Marinković/Doris Šarić Kukuljica); Best Directing (Sara Hribar, Marko Šantić)
  • Balkan New Film Festival BaNeFF 2019 – Jury’s Special Prize for the Women in Film Achievement 
  • Panorama Europe Film Festival 2019
  • Balkan New Film Festival BaNeFF 2019
  • JA BIH – Five Days of Zagreb in Sarajevo 2019
  • Brač Film Festival 2019
  • Youth Film Revue and Four River Film Festival 2019
  • European Union Film Festival in Toronto 2019