Ivona Juka’s "You Carry Me" in contention for European Oscar
Along with the award-winning film, The High Sun, by Dalibor Matanić, and the minority co-production No One’s Child, by Vuk Ršumović, Ivona Juka’s debut feature film You Carry Me is also in contention for a ‘European Oscar’.
You Carry Me is one of four films added to the ‘running’ for a nomination at the 28th European Film Awards, popularly known as the ‘European Oscars’. The European Film Academy had recently announced its selections for this year’s best European productions, which now include three Croatian films.
Each year, the EFA awards the best achievements in European cinema in 21 categories including: Best European Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, and Best Actor and Actress.
In the upcoming weeks, more than three thousand members of the Academy will vote for their nominations in the abovementioned five categories. All films on the list also have the opportunity to win in categories for best cinematography, editing, art direction, costume design, music, and sound engineering. A special seven-member jury will decide the winners of these categories without previous nomination.
The nominations for the 28th European Film Awards will be announced on November 7th at the Seville Film Festival in Spain. The Awards will be held in Berlin on December 12th.
You Carry Me is about three women fighting for acceptance, redemption and new opportunities. Dora is a neglected girl who dreams of becoming a football manager. Her outlaw father suddenly enters her life and they establish a close relationship. Ives, a soap opera director, takes care of her father who suffers from Alzheimer’s. As she loses her father, she too loses the ground beneath her feet. Nataša, a successful soap opera producer, is pregnant. When challenges burden her already problematic past, she is determined to confront her father with whom she had severed all contact.
Ivona Juka wrote and directed the film, and it was produced by Anita Juka. The film stars Lana Barić, Nataša Janjić, Nataša Dorčić, Helena Beljan, Vojislav Brajović, Sebastian Cavazza, Vedran Mlikota and many others. Mario Oljača is the cinematographer, the editor, Vladimir Gojun, music Teho Teardo, art director Ivan Ivan, and costume designer Ivana Zozoli Vargović. The film is produced by 4Film and coproduced by Vertigo/Emotionfilm (Slovenia) and Sloan Film Production (Serbia), along with support from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages, FS Viba Film, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Croatian Radio Television (HRT), as well as the Zagreb and Split Tourist Boards.