Bruises, Cake & Cigarettes

A Film by Mariana Ivana Jukica

Synopsis

A woman who’s face remains hidden makes her way through dark and deserted streets in the night. Where she’s going and who she is remains unclear as she’s bombarded by dark and suspicious reactions from strange characters along the way. Her sense of urgency builds with each passing street, turn, and unfriendly face until finally it becomes clear it’s home she is trying to reach, and she can’t get there fast enough. Suddenly, as if the world has frozen still, she is calm. Home, safe and sound. A light illuminates the darkness, and with it, finally, her face.

Director

  • Picture of Mariana Ivana Jukica © Mariana Ivana Jukica

    Mariana Ivana Jukica

    Mariana is a creative visualist who loves to tell stories with pictures. She is a writer, and filmmaker with a passion for photography. She was born and raised just outside of Toronto, Canada and graduated from the Sheridan College Film and Television program in Oakville, Ontario (2005). She went on to spend a few years Art Directing music videos, and working as a Buyer and Decorator in commercials and independent film. It didn’t take long for Mariana to realize her true passion lie with writing and directing, so she left Toronto to spend some time in Berlin where the change of scenery inspired her first film, ‘Un Autre Jour’ (2011). She decided to make the city home base and went on to shoot her second film, ‘bruises, cake, & cigarettes’ which premiered at the Short Film Corner, Cannes Court Métrage (2012) and has since been invited to several international film festivals. The film is the beginning of a trilogy called ‘& Cigarettes’ and Mariana is currently developing the next installment, a feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • SHORT FILM CORNER, CANNES COURT METRAGE (Official Selection, France)May 16, 2012
  • FLEXIFF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Australia)September 20, 2012
  • ST. JOHN’S WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)October 16, 2012
  • ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, USA)October 22, 2012
  • KIETZKIEKEN BERLINER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Berlin, Germany)October 12, 2012
  • * BEST SHORT FILM IN DESSERT CATEGORY*
    10th SHORT SOUP INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Sydney, Australia)January 13, 2013
  • 1th BODDINALE FILM FESTIVAL (Berlin, Germany)February 23, 2013
  • 18th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL “VIDEO CAFÉ” (London, UK)September 1, 2013
  • 1st WOMEN MEDIA ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Sydney Australia)December 21, 2013
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW):

Crew

Director
Mariana Ivana Jukica
Screenplay
Mariana Ivana Jukica
Producer
Manoj Thomas
Director Of Photography
Alexander Hill
Editor
Gregory Norton
Sound
David von Ilsemann

Details

Running Time
10:42
Shooting Format
HD DSLR
Screening Format
DVD, BluRay, Digital file
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
M. Kaatsch, J. Hardt & Co. GbR Platz der Vereinten Nationen 28 D-10249 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de/film