Experiencing Interruptions?

The Waiting Point

The protagonist of the movie is the small and crowded Croatian bus terminal in Rijeka the living-room of a town on the threshold of changes.
We follow the daily routines of the employees at the station’s shops, the café, and the ticket office, the bus drivers and cabbies, the homeless and the drifters, the permanent visitors and the passersby, to discover a sporadic community in its vain, but persistent efforts at patching up the gaps of a worn-out system.

  • Maša Drndić
  • Maša Drndić
  • Marin Lukanović
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Polazište za čekanje
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    43 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    12,500 USD
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Maša Drndić

Artist, designer, cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. Born in 1982.
Documentary workshop held by french Atelier Varan in 2007 in Belgrade, Serbia was where Maša made her first authobiograph- ical documentary "My Belgrade" and decided to continue with filmmaking. After gaining her MA Degree in Arts she enrolled in MA studies in cinematography at BFM, Estonia in 2008.
Throughout her studies Maša worked on over a dozen short fic- tion films as a cinematographer and editor many of which re- ceived recognition and awards at regional and international film festivals.
Maša directed six short and mid-length documentary film docu- mentary films: «My Belgrade» 10 min. Atelier Varan, Belgrade, Serbia, 2007; «Détaché» 10 min. 2010, BFM, Tallinn, Estonia; «A Couple of Stories Before Departure», 45 min BFM, 2011; «Factory In Prog- ress», 25 min P.M.D.RI, Rijeka, 2012; «The Waiting Point», 44 min, Filmaktiv, Rijeka, Croatia, 2013 ; «Notes on Nostalgia», 11 min. 2015.
In her works Maša often focuses on relationship between locations and its inhabitants, exploring individual as well as collective expres- sions of identity, belonging, memories, dreams and desires.

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