“Ivana the Terrible” Wins Golden Pram at Zagreb Film Festival
On Saturday night, the Romanian-Serbian production Ivana the Terrible / Ivana cea Groaznică, directed by Ivana Mladenović, won the Golden Pram Trophy for Best Feature Film at the 17th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival.
The jury of the feature film competition – which included the directors Dana Budisavljević, Elmir Jukić and Ágnes Kocsis – thus motivated their choice: “ The award goes to the film portrait of a generation which, by the looks of it, is stuck in eternal puberty. Too smart to continue the lives of their parents, but too weak to build a new world. The movie finds the way of captivating the audience`s charm, spontaneity and self irony of the main actress and director. It is also a film that plays and moves the boundaries of documentary and fiction.”
In August this year, Ivana the Terrible, Ivanei Mladenović`s second feature film, received the special award of the jury of the section Cineasti del Presente of the Locarno Film Festival, where it had the world premiere.
The film is an unconventional story about people and places, about belonging and longing, told with humor and tenderness.
The Serbian actress Ivana works and lives in Romania, but after several health issues, she decides to spend her summer on the other side of the Danube, in Kladovo, her native little town, surrounded by her family.
The mayor invites her to be the image of the most important local event – the music festival Friendship Bridge – and though she is not very convinced, Ivana accepts it. After the arrival of her eccentric friends from Bucharest and as the gossip about her having a younger lover spreads around her town, Ivana arrives on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
The family and friends are invited to bring on the screen their own emotions and to play themselves in a film story about a woman who can`t find her place on neither side of the Danube.
The main part is played by Ivana Mladenović; the film features Luka Gramić, Ivana`s parents, Gordana Mladenović and Miodrag Mladenović, the brother Kosta Mladenović, the grandmother Zivka Sorejević, Andrei Dinescu and the late artist Anca Pop.
The film was written and directed by Ivana Mladenović, Adrian Schiop is the co-writer, the artistic direction is signed by Ana Szel and Andrei Rus and the cinematography by Carmen Tofeni. the film was edited by Patricia Chelaru and Cătălin Cristuțiu, the costumes were signed by Iulia Popescu, the production design was signed by Radmila Simić, Rada Dronjak and Gordana Mladenović, the make-up artists are Iulia Popescu and Dejana Petrucić. The producers are Ada Solomon and Ivana Mladenović. Ivana the Terrible is a microFILM România and Dunav 84 Serbia production, in association with the Romanian Television, nomada.solo, Verde Stop Arena, with the support of the Romanian National Centre and Film centre Serbia. With the financial support of Hollywood Multiplex and United Romanian Breweries Bereprod.
Details: Ivana cea Groaznică FB