program 2023


Director Biography – Mare Šuljak
Mare Šuljak is a multimedia artist from Dubrovnik, Croatia. She holds an MA in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists (HDLU) and Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU). Her work was presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as film festivals in Croatia and abroad. Her short experimental film Site Selection (2012) screened in the official competition of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and won her the award for Best Debutant at the Croatian Film Days.
Filmography: Site Selection (2012), The Doorway (2013), 722 032-2 (2013), Tailor (2019), I Am Better Off When You Are Silent (2019), Pink Stories (2021), Before Dark (2022), Evanescence (2023).
I walk through empty corridors and dance with the light. I erase myself from every frame and meet all versions of myself.

Evanescence is a reflection on death and transience from the point of view of a person remaining behind. It is a film about the search for identity in an ever-changing world, whose future itself is increasingly uncertain. The death enforces the awareness of the inexorable nature of transience. Enfolded by space that is in a state of constant flux, endlessly emerging and disappearing, the author too fluctuates with it.