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Lada Kamenski


Location: Bartos Screening Room

U.S. premiere

Presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre


Croatia. Dirs. Sara Hribar, Marko Santic. 2018, 71 mins. Digital projection. With Ksenija Marinković, Nataša Dorčić, Doris Šarić-Kukuljica. Feminism, labor history, and fiction meet in the modest Zagreb apartment of Fano, a director who is making a film inspired by his aunt, who worked at a legendary local clothing factory that closed down years ago. Fano is looking to cast a middle-aged actress to play his aunt, and he comes up with the misguided idea of inviting three actresses to his apartment for an audition disguised as a casual get-together. Over wine and cheese, the actresses jockey uncomfortably for position, talk about their personal and professional lives, and find opportunities to pigeonhole Fano in the kitchen to lobby for the part in private. As the casual afternoon unfolds, the film has a lot to say about women and work, and is—fittingly—a great showcase for the talents of its leads, who are among the most respected actresses in Croatia: Ksenija Marinković, Nataša Dorčić, and Doris Šarić-Kukuljica. 

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, co-director Sara Hribar is not able to attend as previously announced.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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