The Staffroom

Anamarija starts her job as a counsellor at a new school. Together with her, the viewers begin to appreciate what kind of people the staffroom teachers are, they witness the petty conflicts and also uncover the power games that go on behind the scenes. This self-assured debut from Sonja Tarokić about the individual's struggle within the system and the sheer effort required to preserve one’s integrity also presents a complex study of an institution whose employees have taken on one of the most responsible roles an adult can have – to educate future generations. (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Zbornica (The Staffroom, 2021) - Tlo pod nogama (On Shaky Ground, 2014, short; CE'15) - Ja sam svoj život posložila (I’m a Self-Made Woman, 2012, short) - Kurvo (You Bitch!, 2011, short) - Pametnice (Smart Girls, 2010, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2022
Sonja Tarokić
Croatia 2021
126 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sonja Tarokić
Cinematography Danko Vučinović
Editing Borna Buljević
Sound/Sounddesign Borna Buljević
With Marina Redžepović, Stojan Matavulj, Nives Ivanković, Maja Posavec, Sandra Lončarić, Daria Lorenci Flatz
Producer(s) Ankica Jurić Tilić
World Sales
New Europe Film Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2021