Regional Competition


Ljiljana Šišmanović

She loves spring-cleanings and now she feels the time has come for her to ‘clean up’ her own life. She has a mom, a dad and a sister. And a half-sister. Her father’s extramarital daughter of whom she knows very little, not even if she is really her half-sister. The mother knows more about it, but she has never really discussed it with her. She has never discussed it with her father, too. The sister refuses to talk about it. And yet, she wants to find out the truth and see what will happen. To her, to the mom, dad, sister and half-sister.


Ljiljana Šišmanović

Ljiljana Šišmanović was born in Zagreb in 1970. She graduated in Croatian Language and Class Teaching from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has made some thirty documentary films, mostly produced by the Croatian Radiotelevision. Her best-known documentaries, The Last Bay of the Panonian Sea (2002) and The Mark of Cain (2010, co-directed with Tihana Kopsa) were shown in official competition of national and international festivals (ZagrebDox, Croatian Film Days, Tabor Film Festival, Liburnia Film Festival, etc.). ZagrebDox screened her documentaries Half-sister (2006), The Cinkuši (2008), Passage for Stella (2014) and Unsuccessful Totally (2017).

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2005, 30', color, video

Directed by:
Ljiljana Šišmanović

Screenplay by:
Ljiljana Šišmanović

Vedran Šamanović

Edited by:
Zdravko Dren

Damir Terešak

Produced by:
Maxima film