Vesna Goodbye

  • Short Fiction Film
  • 15’
  • 2020
  • Slovenia, Australia
FULL HD Subtitles

10-year-old Emi tries to reconnect with her older sister Vesna following the death of their mother.

10-year-old Emi and her pregnant older sister Vesna go for a drive down the coast to try to reconnect following the recent death of their mother. Emi observes her sister and quietly tries to make sense of how Vesna is coping, while words remain unsaid. At the beach, Emi buries her sister in the sand for fun, like in the old days. But this time it only evokes sadness as Emi realises that she has lost her mum's earring. On the way back Vesna stops at a friend's party. Watching from the car, waiting, Emi realises that to protect her sister and herself, she will have to find her way back home on her own.

Director Sara Kern
Cast Pauline Aleynik, Emily Milledge
Awards 2 awards
Credits order

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer
co-producer
co-producer
co-producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Editing

film editor

Production design

production designer

Costume design

costume designer
costume designer

Make-up

key make-up artist

Sound design

sound designer
production assistant
production assistant
dialogue editor
dialogue editor
postproduction supervisor
colorist

production

production
co-production
co-production
co-funding
Štigličev Pogled Award
best directing
2021
Vesna Award
Most Inventive Audiovisual Work
2020

Režiserka Sara Kern s filmom Vesna Goodbye v kratki filmski formi prikaže izsek iz življenja desetletne deklice, ki mora zaradi družinskih dogodkov odrasti mnogo prehitro. Pripoved lahko vidimo kot bežen preblisk ali pa dramo z odprtim koncem, v obeh primerih je film kljub kratki dolžini žirijo prepričal do te mere, da bi mu ob nekoliko drugačnih pravilih zlahka podelili tudi kakšno nagrado v celovečernih kategorijah. Nagrada za najbolj izvirno delo naj predstavlja vzpodbudo za nadaljnjo nadgradnjo obetajočega pripovednega univerzuma, ki ga režiserka gradi v svojih kratkih filmih.

Short film competition
Premiere
2020
Premiere
18.08.2020 / Sarajevo Film Festival, Short film competition, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alternative title
Azra Nadine (english) (working title)
Zbogom, Vesna (slovenian)
Production countries
Slovenia, Australia
Languages
english
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
15 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
5.1
Negative format
digital raw (RedRaw)
Screening formats
digital DCP
Cameras
Red Epic
Melbourne, Australia

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