Do you remember when was the last time you talked to your parents? What did you talk about? Did you go a step beyond weather forecast and daily politics? Can a conversation about buried family secrets help you eat without cramps in your stomach? Can a failed birthday cake help you embrace the past? A birthday celebration brings together an ordinary four member family five years after their last gathering. They start questioning what made them turn away from each other. Through the ritual of family meals, the film unveils how important it is to feel accepted by our loved ones.
Olinka (born in Split, 1969) graduated French and English language and literature at Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies and later took post graduate courses in cultural management. Olinka entered cultural scene through dance and theatre where she worked as an assistant to French choreographer Celina Cremona. In 1999 she joined the team of Motovun Film Festival, first as festival coordinator and later managing director (2002-2005).Olinka spent a year as a guest lecturer at Production Department of the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art, where she held a course in “Alternative Financing”. Olinka is also the co-author and producer of the art project “Museum of Broken Relationships”, which is one of the most successful cultural project in Croatia.
Then I See Tanja, short fiction, 2010
Another Way Is Possible, fiction, postproduction
Land Of Knowledge, 2011, documentary
Family Meals, 2012, documnetary
Hulahop Film & Art Production
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