A film by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
A complex construction site, New York’s skyline in the distance, and fresh betrayal. Stane is in charge on-site, soon to inherit the family business from her father, who built it up as a Croatian immigrant also building the American dream. But Stane’s marriage is under threat of demolition. What ensues is a public reckoning between traditional, patriarchal expectations made upon wives versus Stane’s own pain and anger. Stane is building her own life story though — outside of the permission of men.
STANE, a film by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, is the 26th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales. The acclaimed short-film series invites today’s most profound and original female directors to investigate vanity and femininity in the 21st century.
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (b.1985) is a Croatian writer, director and film producer born in Dubrovnik and based in New York. Her directorial feature debut, Murina, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors Fortnight section, and was honored with the Caméra d'Or Award presented to the Best First Film, subsequently garnering critical acclaim to become one of the Best Films of 2022. Murina was nominated for three Film Independent Spirit Awards, including Best First Feature, Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Cinematography. Her short-film, Into the Blue, was awarded at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.