Mother of Asphalt

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  • 2010
  • 104'
  • 35 mm
  • color
  • drama
  • Orig. Title: Majka asfalta

Mare is painfully aware that her marriage with Janko is falling to pieces. Her husband, feeling frustrated by his inability to mend their relationship, lashes out and hits her. This final blow gives Mare the courage to leave him, and to take their young son with her. While Janko slowly realizes the error of his ways, Mare and her son find comfort in the company of Krešo, a lonely security guard.

Director
Dalibor Matanić
Screenplay
Dalibor Matanić, Tomislav Zajec
Cinematography
Vanja Černjul h.f.s.
Editing
Tomislav Pavlic
Art Direction
Ivan Veljača
Costume Design
Ana Savić Gecan
Music
Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević
Sound Design
Dubravka Premar
Cast
Marija Škaričić, Janko Popović-Volarić, Krešimir Mikić, Noa Nikolić
Producer
Ankica Jurić Tilić
Production
Kinorama
Co-production
Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)

Dalibor Matanić (1975) studied film and tv directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His films have won awards at national and international film festivals. His short films The Drought (2002) and Party (2009) were first shown respectively in official selection at Directors’ Fortnight (2003) and Critics’ Week (2009) in Cannes and subsequently screened at over 50 international film festivals, where they won several awards.

Filmography – Dalibor Matanić (1975)

  • Handyman (2013) – feature film
  • Daddy (2011) – feature film
  • Mezzanine (2011) – fiction short
  • Mother of Asphalt (2010) – feature film
  • Party (2009) – fiction short
  • Kino Lika (2008) – feature film
  • I Love You (2006) – feature film
  • 100 Minutes of Glory (2005) – feature film
  • Drought (2002) – fiction short
  • Fine Dead Girls (2002) – feature film
  • The Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside (2000) – feature film

Croatian film catalogue

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