Feature 7 seX 7awarded in Italy

place: Verona, Italy
organiser: San Gio – International Film Festival
Feature film 7 seX 7 by filmmaker and scriptwriter Irena Škorić has been rewarded with The Best Directing Award in the category of feature film on 18 San Gio – International Film Festival in Verona, Italy.

The official statement of the festival says that the jury's decision was made "because of the film language power used to express female perspective of eroticism. "
About 7 seX 7:
This film takes seven self-contained erotic stories and uses them to create a feature-length film, in accordance with Aristotle’s dramatic principles of the unity of time, place and action, with a final reversal. The filmmaker creates a sort of modern Decameron from intimate moments in the lives of five heterosexual couples, as well as one female and one male homosexual couple. The voice of the erotic is the voice of the indirect; therefore the stories do not focus on explicit sex. Instead, the filmmaker explores the intriguing nature of human relations and captures the fleeting moments that communicates erotic tension so powerfully – in the same way that a hastily drawn sketch in a life drawing class can capture the essence of the model. These film narratives are impish, witty and bitter at the same time. The end result of their structure, style and expression is not a mosaic, but rather a unique movie entity.

Directed by Irena Škorić
Cast: Ana Majhenić, Robert Kurbaša, Jelena Perčin, Ivan Glowatzky, Frano Mašković, Csilla Barath Bastaić, Marinko Leš, Kristijan Ugrina, Asim Ugljen, Petra Težak, Mia Biondić, Ivan Đuričić, Sara Stanić, Jure Radnić, Jelena Jokić, Mario Kovač.

Irena Škorić graduated in film and tv directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She has directed over 20 award-winning short and midlength documentary fiction and experimental films, among them March 9th (2010), You Scratch my Back, I’ll Scratch Yours! (2007), and Work in Progress (2005). Her best-known short film Farewell (2008) won 38 national and international awards, including the Grand Prix at Days of Croatian Film in 2009. It was followed by another acclaimed documentary, The Destiny of Line 13 (2009) that won 16 awards. Škorić’s most recent projects are the short film Screenplay for Ordinary Life (2010), the documentary Berislav Š. The Trial (2010) and Farewell 2 (2011), the sequel to her acclaimed and award-winning short film.

(Source: Artizana)

(D.H., 01.08.2012)