The Beast (by Daina O. Pusić)

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  • HR, FI
  • 2015
  • 20'
  • color
  • horror, comedy
  • Orig. Title: Zvjerka

Nada (100) and her daughter Vera (75) have a tense but close relationship. The childlike Vera takes care of her mute and feeble, though at times cruel mother. One day, a bat flies into Nada’s room and finds shelter underneath her bed. The animal’s presence gradually reinvigorates Nada.

Director
Daina O. Pusić
Screenplay
Daina O. Pusić
Producers
Anamaria Kapulica, Mirta Puhlovski
Co-producer
Liisa Juntunen
Cinematography
Arthur Mulhern
Editing
Arttu Salmi
Sound Design
Toni Teivaala
Costume Design
Irja Šipuš
Art Direction
Irja Šipuš
Cast
Marija Kohn, Doris Šarić-Kukuljica
Production
Slavica film (HR)
Co-production
Napafilms (FI), Metar 60 (HR)
Support
Hrvatski audiovizualni centar (HAVC), SEE Cinema Network, Finska filmska fondacija (SES)

Selected Filmography – Daina Oniunas-Pusić (1985)

  • The Beast (2015) – fiction short
  • Elephants (2012) – fiction short
  • Press Your Lips Together (2011) – fiction short
  • Skin Deep (2010) – fiction short
  • Companions (2010) – fiction short
  • Kinkachoo (2009) – fiction short
  • The Cut (2008) – fiction short

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