Croatian animated film Eeva at the Berlinale
The animated film Eeva by Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tšinakov, in Croatian-Estonian co-production, will be shown in the Berlinale Shorts competition
"As an author, it is a great honor for me to present the film at a prestigious festival. I am also grateful for the Estonian-Croatian combination, which has proven to be very successful so far. I am grateful to the entire team that supported us during the production. I hope that this success and recognition will be helpful in the production of the next film we are preparing," said the author Lucija Mrzljak, who directed the film Eeva, together with Morten Tšinakov.
This is the first time that Croatia is competing with an animated film in the Berlinale Shorts program
"Mrzljak is the author of a strong author's expression. Her distinctive illustrator's handwriting is especially visible in Eeva. She designed great visual solutions based on Tšinakova's script, commented the film's producer Draško Ivezić. I believe that as a country that was once a term for a short artistic animated film, we will inspire new works of art, authors and authors to take an ambitious step in that direction."
The film is the story of the saddest day in Eeva's life
Eeva suddenly becomes a widow. It's raining at the funeral. There's a lot of crying, too much wine, a few woodpeckers and a couple of dreams to fill in the blanks.
In addition to the mentioned author duo, the animation was also done by Goran Stojnić and Noemi Ribić, with their Estonian colleagues Egert Kes and Tarma Vaarmets. Morten Tšinakov wrote the script, Lucija Mrzljak designed, and they both did the editing.
The film was produced by Draško Ivezić (Adriatic Animation), along with Kalev Tamm from the Estonian studio Eesti Joonisfilm.
Eeva had its world premiere in the national competition of the PÖFF Shorts festival last November, parallel to the 26th Film Festival 'Black Nights'.
The feature film Infinity Pool will also be shown at the Berlinale
As a reminder, it was previously announced that the feature film Infinity Pool directed by Brandon Cronenberg, which is a Canadian-Hungarian-Croatian co-production (the Croatian producer is Anita Juka, 4Film), will also be shown at the Berlinale.