Laboratory - Finished films - ANA SQUARE


2015., short documentary, director: Jelena Novaković


Lady Ana lives on Zagreb's main square for already 40 years. Every day she is selling the religious calendars and rosaries in front of the church. Gradually the square has become dependent on her, and she became dependent on it. 

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For already 40 years, without a single day of rest, Ana has been coming in front of the city church to sell the religious calendars and rosaries; in sun, in snow, in rain, on Sundays and holidays. She is receiving a regular pension and she doesn't belong to the lowest stratum of society, but she has other motives. Only five meters away, Zorka, her immediate competitor, has placed her booth. They apply the business logic of keeping customers in a simple way – by lowering the prices. Although they are in constant conflict, they can’t manage without each other. Dependence on the dynamic world of constant flow of information, gossip and colorful city characters made them firm symbols of one micro universe.  Ana, Zorka and The Square are inseparable trio in a humorous social essay about belonging and friendship.

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Director: Jelena Novaković
Producers: Oliver Sertić, Vanja Jambrović
Cinematographer: Wolfram Huke
Editor: Hrvoslava Brkušić
Sound Design: Ivan Zelić, Denis Golenja, Filip Sertić
Music: I-TAL JAM
Additional camera: Bojana Burnać  
Production company: Restart laboratorij

Duration: 26 minutes
Year: 2015.
Shooting Format: HD

Film was developed at School for Documentary Films 2011.