"Belgrade 1993. Serbia is at war, you suffer from sanctions and inflation, but you do what you can. Mother Marijana keeps the family together. Her husband lifts his gaze from the floor only when loving moments with his young daughter Minja brighten the endless string of mundane errands. It's Minja's eighth birthday. Instead of a cocker spaniel of her own, there's the neighbor's three-legged dog to play with, and instead of butter, margarine in the cake. In the living room, she and her classmates jump around dressed up as Ninja Turtles, while the adults keep to themselves in the kitchen. An ex rubs her new relationship in the face of her ex, there is a heated discussion about who is to blame for the collapse of Yugoslavia, and everyone agrees that it doesn't take more than a little sperm to become a mother. A steamy evening takes its course, there is unrestrained smoking, flirting and drinking."
"Tomović creates a brilliant, funny and sometimes shocking comedy about a complex family, reminiscent of Mike Leigh's best work. The film (...) shines with great performances, especially from Katarina Dimic as the turtle-obsessed birthday girl."
Contributors and additional information:
106 min. color. DCP. OV/d
Director: Milica Tomović
Screenplay: Milica Tomović, Tanja Sljivar
Cinematography: Dalibor Tonkovic
Editing: Jelena Maksimovic
Music: Ana Djurovic
With: Dubravka Kovjanic, Stefan Trifunovic, Katarina Dimic
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