Andrea Štaka studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts. Her films Hotel Belgrad (1998) and Yugodivas (2000) have won her recognition at international film festivals such as Locarno and the Sundance Film Festival and have received several awards. Her first feature film, Das Fräulein (2006), won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, the Heart of Sarajevo and the Swiss Film Prize for best screenplay. In 2007, Andrea Štaka founded Okofilm Productions in Zurich with director and producer Thomas Imbach. She has produced Day Is Done (2011), Mary Queen of Scots (2013), Love Island (2014), Glaubenberg (2018) and Nemesis (2021). Her second feature, Cure – The Life of Another (2014), was presented in competition at the Locarno Film Festival and, among other things, won a Max Ophüls Award. Her latest feature Mare (2020) had its world premiere at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section and won several awards.
Mare has never flown before, even though she lives with her husband and three teenage children on the edge of the airport. She loves her family, even though they sometimes get on her nerves. Mare longs for a job of her own and more independence. Her husband is her childhood sweetheart, but when a younger [...]