Regional Competition

Am I Happy Or What?

Vanja Sviličić Juranić
Screening time  
28.02. / Ponedjeljak, 14:00 - 16:00 Dvorana 2  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 18:00 - 20:00 Dvorana 4  
04.03. / Petak, 13:00 - 15:00 Dvorana 3  
06.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
06.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
06.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
In the center of Zagreb (Croatia) is a small hotel where tradition and modern customs meets. It looks like we entered into peaceful and cozy hotel where you remember chambermaids faces, but nothing is at it seems.

Current political and economic situation didn’t bypass this place either. Creating a story while observing chambermaids doing their everyday business, capturing real events as they unfold, we enter areas people normally don’t see or are not allowed to see. On one side we have chambermaids and on the other side their supervisor Marija. If some of the guests complain, director of hotel will impeach Marija. So everything has to be perfect. Work, order and discipline is Marija’s motto. We discover a world that lies behind the hotel comfort. This leads to a daily battle for jobs, for existence. Sharp contrast to refined facade of a luxury hotel.

Vanja Sviličić Juranić

Vanja Sviličić Juranić is independent filmmaker from Zagreb, Croatia. She began her career as author of Art Photography, exhibiting at the CVAC Art Fair International Art Festival in the United States. Upon returning to her homeland, she graduated at the University of Zagreb – Faculty of Textile Technology and Design, but started to work as a freelance cinematographer. As a DOP of short movies, produced by Motovun Film Festival, Sviličić Juranić worked with prominent directors such as Vatroslav Mimica and Stephen Daldry. Her short documentary ‘In the Square’ was part of global project ‘Why Democracy?’ ‘Am I Happy or What?’ is her first feature-length creative documentary.

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2010, 59', color, video

Directed by:
Vanja Sviličić Juranić

Screenplay by:
Vanja Sviličić Juranić

Vanja Sviličić Juranić

Edited by:
Vanja Sviličić Juranić

Damir Terešak

Produced by:
Maxima Film