WAIT FOR ME
The film traces the changing dynamics and the reversal of roles in a family that feels obligated to try to afford its eldest member a dignified end, even when she refuses it. Wait for Me is a story about the relationship between a mother and a daughter in their late years, permanently divided by the physical border created in the Yugoslav Wars, and about their feelings towards the inevitability of death.
Damir Markovina was born in 1973 in Belgrade. He graduated in acting from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb in 2000 and since 2002 he has been a member of the Drama Ensemble of the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb. Since 2018 he has been attending MA study of Film and TV directing, majoring in documentary film at the Academy of dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He is involved in the creation of several TV series and films as an actor, associate producer and screenwriter.
His short documentary Šihta was screened in the student competition program of Sarajevo Film Festival in 2019. Wait for Me is his first medium-length documentary.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
AJB DOC Main award, AJB DOC 2021 (Sarajevo)
Nagrada za režiju, 30. DANI HRVATSKOG FILMA (Zagreb)
Wait for me (doc.)
Director: Damir Markovina
Production: Akademija dramske umjetnosti u Zagrebu