Jesam li sretna?

Am I Happy or What?

 
Snapshots of a random middle-class hotel in Zagreb: sheets are smoothed, pillows and covers freshly made up, the WI-FI cable placed in the right drawer, the last traces of dust wiped from the fixtures. There is no scandalous exploitation waiting to be uncovered here. Instead Sviličić captures the ordinary, unspectacular fatigue that accompanies monotonous, physically strenuous tasks. She takes an almost claustrophobic look at this microcosm structured by rigid hierarchies. A laconic portrait of the dull working life of hotel cleaning staff. (Lina Dinkla)

Director's Biography
Vanja Sviličić, geb. 1974 in Zagreb, Kroatien, ist unabhängige Filmemacherin. Sie studierte an der Kunstuniversität Zagreb im Bereich Textildesign und ist mit ihren Fotoarbeiten international auf Ausstellungen und Kunstmessen vertreten. Sviličić arbeitete als Kamerafrau mit Regisseuren wie Vatroslav Mimica und Stephen Daldry. Jesam li sretna? erhielt eine Special Mention am ZagrebDox Film Festival. Filme (Auswahl): Silence (2004, KF/Dok), Sun Mei (2006, KF/Dok), Look at me (2006, KF/ Dok), Zagreb-Hollywood: the true story (2007, KF/Dok), On the square (2007, KF/Dok), See you in Sarajevo (2008, KF), Jesam li sretna? (Am I Happy or What?, 2010, Dok)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2011
Vanja Sviličić
Croatia 2010
color
60 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Vanja Sviličić
Cinematography Vanja Sviličić
Editing Vanja Sviličić
Sound/Sounddesign Jakov Kolbas
With Ana, Đurđica, Jaruška, Margareta, Marija, Marina, Mira, Nada, Sanja, Tetka, Vesna
Production
MaXima film Božidara Adžije 22 10 000 Zagreb Kroatien T +385 1 364 7700 F +385 1 364 7707 info@maxima-film.hr www.maxima-film.hr