INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC COMPETITION
The Staffroom
Zbornica 2021 126 min.
The Staffroom

Sonja Tarokić’s debut feature is an insightful study of a fascinating social gathering place: the school staffroom, so rich with verbal and situational humor. Annamarija (played by the wonderful Marina Redžepović) starts a job as a counselor at a new school in a Croatian town. Right from the start she has to negotiate the principal’s unreasonable demands, endless student problems, and above all find her place in the ever-changing social dynamic amongst her colorful co-workers. The viewer observes the on-screen events from Annamarija’s point of view, delving deeper and deeper into the personal and professional issues of this unique group of teachers, caught up in a dense web of petty games and power struggles as well as problems within the educational system itself. The Staffroom presents the trials and tribulations of a highly under-appreciated profession, the people responsible for educating future generations, with empathy and wit. The dynamic camera work, highly impressive in its careful composition of chaotic scenes, defines the unique aesthetic of one of the most interesting Eastern European debuts of the past year.

Sonja Tarokić
Reżyseria
Reżyseria

Sonja Tarokić

Scenariusz

Sonja Tarokić

Zdjęcia

Danko Vučinović

Obsada

Marina Redžepović, Stojan Matavulj, Nives Ivanković, Maja Posavec, Sandra Lončarić

Produkcja

Croatia

Barwa
color
Nagrody
Karlovy Vary – Special Mention, Award of Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention); Zagreb FF – Special Mention
Lista projekcji
30.04.2022
21:00
MOS - Sala duża
05.05.2022
14:30 MSC
MOS - Sala duża