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Croatian Oscar nominee TEREZA 37 coming to Louis Hartlooper Complex – Utrecht 3 rd of November 19:00 hours. A masterfully performed, deeply moving comment on how a middle-aged woman from Croatia is pressured by surroundings to conceive. Winner of six Golden Arenas at Pula Film Festival.

Join us at Louis Hartlooper Complex – Utrecht where will be joined by a special guest: Lana Baric, the main actress and the scriptwriter.


What if you are a woman of 37 and even after four miscarriages still want to have a child? Would you take a joke of your gynaecologist, who suggests to cheat on your husband, seriously?


Thirty-seven-year-old Tereza has been married to a sailor for a very long time. After several miscarriages, her gynaecologist, in attempt to cheer her up, jokes she should try to conceive with a different partner. This remark shakes up her monotonous life and steers it in a new direction. We meet a new Teresa who starts to re-examine her marriage, the relationship with her family and people around her. Her behaviour triggers a series of life-changing events, in the spirit of her newly acquired freedom and truth that is only hers. The film is a well-directed, award-winning contemporary drama that centres on a woman in a conservative, patriarchal region. Intelligently written and fantastically performed by Lana Baric, one of the top actresses in Croatia who is outspoken about some of these still taboo topics referenced in the film. Tereza 37 is set in Split, where she grew up.


Country: Croatia
Year: 2020
Length: 100 min
Director: Danilo Serbedzija
Editing: Dubravka Turic
Cinematography: Mirko Pivcevic
Cast:  Lana Baric, Ivana Roscic, Leon Lucev, Marija Skaricic
Production: Irena Markovic – Focus Media

Festivals & Awards (selection)

FEST International Film Festival, Belgrade 2021 – Best Actress (Lana Baric) | Vladimir Nazor Award, Croatia 2021 | Pula Film Festival, 2020 – Winner of six Golden Arena’s: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Make Up, Best Supporting Actress | Zagreb Film Festival, 2020 – Audience Award