Regional Competition

FAMILY MEALS

Dana Budisavljević
Screening time  
29.02. / Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  
01.03. / Thursday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1  
02.03. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3  
04.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 1  
04.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4  
04.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
Do you remember the last time you've talked to your parents?

Do you remember the last time you've talked to your parents? What did you talk about? Have you gone step further from weather forecast and daily politics? Five years after last gathering, a birthday celebration brings together an ordinary four member family. They start questioning what made them turn away from each other... Can having a conversation about buried family secrets help them eat without cramps in the stomach in the future? Can a failed birthday cake help them overcome the past? Through the ritual of family meals, the film tells how important is for us to feel accepted by our loved ones.

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Dana Budisavljević

Dana Budisavljević was born in 1975 in Zagreb, where she graduated from the Film and TV Editing Department of the Academy of Dramatic Arts. She worked as a film editor, production assistant and organizer of film festivals. Her directorial debut was the documentary Straight A’s! (2004), after which she went on to win wide acclaim with Family Meals (2012). With Hulahop, a production company she founded with Olinka Vištica in 2006, she produced documentary series Slumbering Concrete by Saša Ban, as well as films I Like That Super Most the Best by Eva Kraljević, Then I See Tanja by Juraj Lerotić, and others. The Diary of Diana B. (2019) is her debut feature-length film. It premiered at the 2019 Pula Film Festival, where it won six awards, after which it was screened and awarded at international festivals.

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Croatia
2012, 50', color, video

Directed by:
Dana Budisavljević

Cinematography:
Ana Opalić, Tamara Cesarec, Eva Kraljević

Edited by:
Marko Ferković

Producers:
Olinka Vištica, Sophie De Hijes

Produced by:
Hulahop