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In a large brick waiting room, 4 people sit across a table from two others, all dressed professionally.

Housekeeping for Beginners Domakinstvo za pocetnici

  Goran Stolevski

  North Macedonia, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo     107 minutes


Dita lives in a large household with her girlfriend, her girlfriend’s daughters, and a group of other queer misfits in the North Macedonian capital. When circumstances force Dita to become the caretaker of the two troublemaking daughters, the reluctant adults of the house must figure out a way to keep this unlikely family safe from a society that is not ready to accept them.

Explosive clashes between the strong-willed, the fiercely independent, and the culturally at odds form a vibrating orchestral narrative that tests the household’s alliances and bonds. Goran Stolevski (You Won’t Be Alone) returns to the Festival with a chaotic and remarkably tender portrait of a found family and the powerful ties that bind those pushed to the margins of society.

 Albanian, Macedonian, Romani with subtitles

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Film Credits

  •   Marija Dimitrova, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Ankica Jurić Tilić, Beata Rzeźniczek, Milan Stojanović, Blerta Basholli
  •   Goran Stolevski
  •   Goran Stolevski
  •   Naum Doksevski
  •   Anamaria Marinca, Alina Serban, Samson Selim, Vladimir Tintor, Mia Mustafa, Dzada Selim, Sara Klimoska, Rozafë Çelaj, Ajse Useini
  •   Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
  •   List Production, Madants, Kinorama, Sense Production, Industria Film, Film i Väst, Common Ground Pictures, Causeway Films