Sat Oct 21, 6:15 PM
Director: Goran Stolevski
North Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Kosovo
107 minutes
Unclassified 15+

This special Australian premiere is a luminous, emotionally engaging drama on found family and social injustice. The house of Dita (Romanian star Anamaria Marinca), in the hills of Skopje, North Macedonia, is a makeshift refuge for a motley crew of queer people. When her girlfriend falls terminally ill, the aloof Dita is forced to promise she will raise her partner’s two reluctant daughters. But to save this patchwork family, she must marry the nearest available man due to the country’s legal position on same-sex marriage and adoption. Visually gripping and powerfully acted, Macedonian-Australian Goran Stolevski has truly established himself as one of world cinema’s most exciting directorial voices.

Join director Goran Stolevski on the red carpet at 5:45pm and stay for an exclusive Q&A after the film.

Premiere Australian Premiere
Film Type AFF Investment Fund, Feature Fiction
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund, Q&A, Red Carpet
Language Albanian, Macedonian, Romany
Subtitles English
Director Goran Stolevski
Producer Marija Dimitrova, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Ankica Jurić Tilić, Milan Stojanovic, Blerta Basholli, Kristina Ceyton, Sam Jennings
Writer Goran Stolevski
Cinematographer Naum Doksevski
Editor Goran Stolevski
Cast Anamaria Marinca, Alina Serban, Samson Selim, Mia Mustafi, Dzada Selim, Sara Klimoska, Rozafa Celaj, Ajshe Useini
Genre Black Comedy, Drama, Family, LGBTQ+, Social Issue