How I Fell in Love with Eva Ras

André Gil Mata

IFFR 2017

Regained

  • 74'
  • Portugal
  • 2016
Seventy-year-old Sena lives in the narrow projection booth of an old cinema in Sarajevo. She makes coffee in an adjacent kitchenette. Every day, she lovingly cleans the antique film projectors, two huge monsters. Now and again she is visited by charming young Sasha and Ilija, who is a little older. The black-and-white films shown in the cinema, the sound of which echoes through every space, tell stories that evoke many memories for Sena. The film clips with which director André Gil Mata intersperses his observational portrait of Sena reflect her life in Yugoslavia. From the optimism of the first years of Tito’s Communist utopia to the disintegration of the socialist federal republic and the violent, bitter aftermath. Serbian actress Eva Ras appears in many of the clips – a star of many (Eastern) European productions, including several of Dušan Makavejev’s early films.
Director
André Gil Mata
Countries of production
Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
74'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Kako sam se zaljubio u Evu Ras
Language
Bosnian
Producers
Joana Ferreira, Isabel Machado
Production Company
C.R.I.M.
Sales
C.R.I.M.
Screenplay
André Gil Mata
Cinematography
André Gil Mata
Editor
Tomas Baltazar
Sound Design
Pedro Augusto
Cast
Sena Mujanovic, Dragan Kostic, Sasha Skoko, Nur Coric, Tija Zubanowic
Website
http://www.crim-productions.com