Archive of films Staffroom / Zbornica
2021, 126 min
Section: Crystal Globe Competition
Anamarija starts her job as a counsellor at a new school. Together with her, the viewers begin to appreciate what kind of people the staffroom teachers are, they witness the petty conflicts and also uncover the power games that go on behind the scenes. This self-assured debut from Sonja Tarokić about the individual's struggle within the system and the sheer effort required to preserve one’s integrity also presents a complex study of an institution whose employees have taken on one of the most responsible roles an adult can have – to educate future generations.
Anamarija starts her job as a counsellor at a new school and gradually starts to find her footing in this unfamiliar environment. Together with her, the viewers begin to appreciate what kind of people the teachers are, they experience first-hand the petty staffroom squabbles, the bickering between pupils, communication with parents and, ultimately, the power games behind the scenes. The dynamic camera work, carefully choreographed scenes, and the precision direction highlight the strength of this self-assured debut from Sonja Tarokić about the individual’s struggle within the system and the effort required to preserve one’s integrity. More broadly, the film represents a complex study of an institution whose staff have taken on one of the most responsible roles an adult can have – to educate future generations.
About the director
Sonja Tarokić (1988, Zagreb). Selected filmography: Smart Girls (Pametnice, 2010, short), You Bitch! (Kurvo, 2011, short), I’m a Self-Made Woman (Ja sam svoj život posložila, 2012, short), On Shaky Ground (Tlo pod nogama, 2014, short), The Staffroom (Zbornica, 2021).
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About the film
|Section:||Crystal Globe Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Danko Vučinović|
|Art Director:||Tajana Čanić Stanković|
|Producer:||Ankica Jurić Tilić|
|Cast:||Marina Redžepović, Stojan Matavulj, Nives Ivanković, Maja Posavec, Sandra Lončarić|
|Sales:||New Europe Film Sales|
Ankica Jurić Tilić