3 Films by Andrea Staka

3 Films by Andrea Staka

3 Episodes

Andrea Staka is a Swiss filmmaker, screenwriter and producer with roots in Sarajevo and Dubrovnik. Her films involve women who are uprooted yet still strive to take control of their own lives.

She completed her studies at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich in 1998 with the successful short film HOTEL BELGRADE. In addition to several other short films, she made the documentary YUGODIVAS in 2000. Her feature film debut FRAULEIN was the first Swiss film in 21 years to win the Golden Leopard.

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3 Films by Andrea Staka
  • Yugodivas

    Episode 1

    An actress, a painter, and three musicians from Belgrade pursue their dreams while seeking a new beginning in New York City. The outbreak of the war in 1991 and the bomb raids on Belgrade in the spring of 1999 have changed their lives forever. Despite the vibrant lives and careers they enjoy, mem...

  • Fraulein

    Episode 2

    Ruza left Belgrade more than 25 years ago to seek a new life in Zurich. Now in her fifties, she has completely detached herself from the past. She owns a cafeteria and maintains an orderly, joyless existence. Mila, a waitress there, is a good-humored woman who also emigrated decades ago, but unli...

  • Cure: The Life of Another

    Episode 3

    1993: after the Siege of Dubrovnik. 14-year-old Linda has moved back to Croatia from Switzerland with her father. Her new best friend Eta takes her up to the forbidden forest above the city. The two girls become entangled in an obsessive, sexually charged game of swapping identities that leads to...