SARA AND HER MOTHER
Sara is six years old, lives with her mother in Sarajevo nowadays, beginning of 2014. They are moving house. Mother and daughter, helped by an also child friend, unpack their things, full of memories.
Some of them are to be shared, others not.
Teresa Villaverde was born in Lisbon in 1966. Her films have premiered at prominent film festivals, and have gone on to be shown and awarded around the world. At the age of 24, she wrote and directed her first feature film, A Idade Maior (The Major Age), presented at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1991. In 1994, Três irmãos (Two Brothers, My Sister) was premiered and awarded at the Venice Film Festival, in Competition. In 1998, the director’s third feature-length film Os Mutantes (The Mutants) attended the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. Villaverde went back to the Venice Film Festival in 2001, in the Cinema del Presente section, with Água e sal (Water and Salt). In 2004 she directed the segment Cold Wa(te)r in the omnibus film Visions of Europe, coordinated by Zentropa production company. Transe (Trance) was presented at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes in 2006, and Cisne (Swan), in the Orizzonti section, in Venice one more time. In 2013 she participated in the project Venice 70: Future Reloaded, gathering 70 directors for the 70º anniversary of the Venice Film Festival.
Ukbar Filmes is a Portuguese production company runned by Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola. Among many others, Ukbar (co)produced Bonsái by Chilean director Christian Jiménez, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard, beginning a long festival run in festivals; Virgin Margarida, by Mozambican director Licínio Azevedo, premiered in Toronto and presented and awarded in more than 20 other festivals; Florbela by Vicente Alves do Ó, focused on the Portuguese poetess Florbela Espanca, which is on the top 5 most watched Portuguese films of the last years; the costume TV series República, starring Joaquim de Almeida, with one million viewers; the documentaries Behind the lights by Sandra Sánchez, with Argentina and Spain, which was in San Sebastian 2011, or Raising the Sky, by Horacio Alcalá, shot in nine countries.
Sabina Šabić Zlatar
Sara Šabić Zlatar
Pandora da Cunha Telles