SYNOPSIS

10-year-old Emi and her pregnant older sister Vesna go for a drive down the coast to try to reconnect following the recent death of their mother. Emi observes her sister and quietly tries to make sense of how Vesna is coping, while words remain unsaid. At the beach, Emi buries her sister in the sand for fun, like in the old days. But this time it only evokes sadness as Emi realises that she has lost her mum's earring. On the way back Vesna stops at a friend's party. Watching from the car, waiting, Emi realises that to protect her sister and herself, she will have to find her way back home on her own.

Biography

Sara Kern (1989) is a Slovenian-born writer and director based in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated in film directing from the AGRFT, in 2013. She has worked as a screenwriter for the Slovenian National Television’s Children and Youth Programme for several years before moving to Australia. Her short Good Luck Orlo (2016) premiered at 73rd Venice FF and was screened at the TIFF, Chicago IFF, and Seattle IFF. Kern was selected for the TIFF Talent Lab (2017), Torino Script Lab (2018), and Cannes’ Cinéfondation Residence (2018) with her debut feature screenplay in development, which also received support from Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Her new short film Vesna Goodbye premiered at the Sarajevo FF 2020.

Filmography

Moja Vesna, Vesna Goodbye (2020), Srečno, Orlo! (2016), Maks (2012), Mladost (2012), Časovna banka (2011)

VESNA GOODBYE

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VESNA GOODBYE

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VESNA GOODBYE

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