The Doors Art Foundation is proud to present monthly screenings featuring a selection of films from the Croatian cinema of the last decade.
WHAT IVA RECORDED ON OCTOBER 21st 2003
When Iva uses her new camera to record her fifteenth birthday party, she reveals her bourgeoisie family to itself in surprising and disturbing ways. As she ecstatically turns the lens on herself and her family to document every moment of the celebration, what ultimately manifests out of the footage is a microcosmic snapshot of Croatian culture as personified through the actions of her squabbling and argumentative, but ultimately loving and affectionate family. Soon she's shooting everything in sight, including her mother's bouts with the bottle, a major family row, and the professional 'escort' who shows up as her uncle Darko's date. The party's long-awaited special guest, a German businessman Iva's dad hopes to hit up for money, turns the tables on his hosts as this cinema verity drama skids into caustic comedy on a raft of mishaps.
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