Stella is in love with, of all people, someone almost four times her age and has no idea how to tell him. But her older sister Katja’s problem weighs far heavier on her mind. Katja is a talented figure skater and is always busy with school or training. At home she receives almost all of her parents’ attention. Stella barely gets a look in. Stella admires her sister and tries hard to emulate her. The two girls get on well as a rule, but Katja hardly has any time and can sometimes be unexpectedly distant and mean. Stella is the first to realise that something is wrong with her sister and discovers that she is suffering from a severe eating disorder that could kill her. Stella wants to tell their parents but Katja forces her to swear not to. That is far too big a burden of responsibility for a girl of her age. This powerful film describes how Katja’s illness slowly drives the family to the brink of despair.
The Happiest Man in the World Najsrekjniot čovek na svetot
Teona Strugar Mitevska
Thursday, 28. 09. 2023 / 19:15 / Main Hall
In Teona Strugar Mitevska’s latest film, addressing the difficult relationships of a generation scarred for life by the bloody Yugoslav Wars, a speed-dating event provides the setting for a dramatic unearthing of buried – but not forgotten – emotions.
Past Lives Past Lives
Thursday, 28. 09. 2023 / 21:25 / Main Hall
A budding childhood romance between Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at a primary school in Seoul, ends abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates to Canada. Many years later Nora, now a playwriting student in New York, notices that Hae Sung has been searching for her on social media… Cinematic debut by New York based playwright Celine Song.