Jak najdalej stąd

Directed by: Danilo Šerbedžija

Lana Barić stars (in a role she scripted) in this character study that doubles as social critique. Tereza, the 37-year-old of the title, has just miscarried but doesn’t share this fact with those around her, internalizing the experience as the latest in a series of failures. When her gynecologist blithely suggests she may be genetically incompatible with her husband, a seasonal fisher, Tereza contemplates infidelity. “Tereza37 is the latest in a line of recent Croatian films that examine the patriarchy in the coastal region of Dalmatia. This trend started a few years ago with Hana Jušić’s Quit Staring at My Plate [EUFF 2018] … One of the key ideas explored by this wave is the notion that tradition, patriarchy included, is not necessarily imposed by the male members of the family, since they tend to be absent or disinterested, but by the elder women who become its fiercest keepers” (Marko Stojiljković, Cineuropa).

Cast: Lana Baric, Leon Lucev, Ivana Roscic

100 min
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[Horák] matches each of the film’s periods to a different style: the 1960s to the Czech New Wave, the 1970s to normalization films, and the 1980s to documentary-like grainy footage. The stylisation enables a fine adjustment of dramatic effects”

(Martin Kudláč, Cineuropa).


  • Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
  • Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award
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