Mara - Angela Linders

Year:
1985
Length:
57 minutes

Tagline:
Experimental film about a Dutch woman visiting her Portuguese friend.

Logline:
Mara, a Dutch woman, goes to Portugal to visit her friend. When she does not find her at her home, she spends several days in an abandoned country house at sea.

Synopsis:
Mara is Dutch. She goes to visit her Portuguese friend Luisa but fails to meet her. Alone in a foreign country, she spends a few days in a deserted house by the seaside. Visual narration is mainly used to reveal the way that Mara’s feelings, thoughts and emotions affect her own reality. In dream sequences and flash-backs she tries to arrange her memories and expectations. In the end she is able to face her friend with more firmness and maturity.

Cast:
Marijke Beversluis (Mara)
São José Lapa (Louisa)

Crew:
script & direction: Angela Linders
camera: Goert Giltaij
light: Eugène van den Bosch
sound: Otto Horsch
art direction: Hemmo Sportel
costumes: Patricia Lim
editing: Jan Wouter van Reijen
re-recording mix: Ron Haanschoten
laboratory: Cineco
music: Amilcar Vasques Dias
production manager: Conny Brak
producer: René Scholten

this film is financially supported by:
Fonds voor de Nederlandse Film

Awards:
Figueira da Foz 1985: Special Jury prize