Scene from the film Family Meals
Scene from the film Family Meals
Scene from the film Family Meals
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Family Meals

  • Croatia
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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.


  • Original Title
    Nije ti zivot pjesma Havaja
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Ana Opalic, Tamara Cesarec, Eva Kraljevic
  • Editing
    Marko Ferkovic, Dana Budisavljevic
  • Music
    Christian Biegai
  • Sound
    Dubravka Premar
  • Runtime
    49 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Croatia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
      • Hulahop
      • 10 000 Zagreb
      • Croatia
      • tel: +385915238709
  • Festivals
    • ZagrebDox 2012
    • Sarajevo Film Festival
    • DokuFest
    • Manaki Brothers (Macedonia)
    • Astra Film Festival (Romania)
    • Aye Aye FF (France)
    • Festroia (Portugal)
    • Taiwan IDFF
    • 50th Gijón FF (Spain)
    • goEast Wiesbaden
    • Santa Barbara IFF
    • Cinequest
  • Awards
    • Audience Award and Special Jury Mention, ZagrebDox
    • Best Balkan Newcomer, DokuFest
    • nominated for Silver Eye Award in 2012 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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