Ivana the Terrible
Ivana cea Groaznică
Romania / Serbia | 2019 | DCP | Color | 89 min | Ivana Mladenović
MONDAY 5 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 3 | 19:30 HRS. | 89 MIN.
TUESDAY 8 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 89 MIN.
Director: Ivana Mladenović (The director was directed by Ana Szel & Andrei Rus)
Screenplay: Ivana Mladenović & Adrian Schiop
Producer: Ada Solomon, Ivana Mladenović
Cinematography: Carmen Tofeni
Editing: Patricia Chelaru, Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound: Alexandru Dumitru
Production Company: microFilm, Dunav 84
Cast: Ivana Mladenović, Luka Gramić, Gordana Mladenović, Miodrag Mladenović, Kosta Mladenović, Zivka Sorejević, Andrei Dinescu, Anca Pop
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.
Ivana Mladenović became known as director of fiction short films and documentaries that were presented in festivals worldwide. Her fiction feature debut ”Soldiers. Story from Ferentari” premiered in Toronto IFF in 2017 and San Sebastian IFF Competition (Special Mention Sebastian Award) and was awarded Prix Decouverte at Namur FFF, Cineuropa Prize at Trieste IFF, Special Mention New Talent Grand Pix at CHP PIX, Best Debut at Transylvania IFF. The film was also selected for Tromso IFF, Istanbul IFF, Hamburg IFF etc. Also, she received The Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary for “Turn Off the Lights”, which premiered at Tribeca IFF 2012.
Locarno International Film Festival 2019
Angers European First Film Festival 2020
Brussels International Film Festival 2020
Göteborg Film Festival 2020
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