Housekeeping for Beginners

Domakinstvo za pocetnici

Director: Goran Stolevski
Country: North Macedonia , Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Kosovo

German Premiere
2023 | 107 min. | Macedonian
Subtitles: English, German
FSK | Nicht geprüft / No clearance (18+)

Cast_ Anamaria Marinca, Alina Serban, Samson Selim, Mia Mustafa, Vladimir Tintor, Dzada Selim Screenplay_ Goran Stolevski Camera_ Naum Doksevski Producer_ Marija Dimitrova, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Ankica Jurić Tilić, Beata Rzeźniczek, Milan Stojanovic , Blerta Basholli Rights_ Park Circus

A new film by IFFMH winner Goran Stolevski. A masterpiece of queer cinema!

Who are all the people in this large household and what is their relationship to one another? Dita’s estate is the entirely unusual home of a wildly diverse group of queer people. When Dita’s partner becomes terminally ill, she takes an oath to raise her two daughters. But Dita neither wants to be a mother, nor do the children want to accept her as one. In order to save this patchwork family though, Dita has to go even further – all the way to marrying the only man currently available.

Goran Stolevski’s third feature once again proves his exceptional skills: with speed and relish, he thrusts the viewer right into a community of supposedly incompatible characters. He thus explores the possibility of love and family beyond conventional ideas of gender and relationships. A very contemporary film and a must-see.


With ›You Won’t Be Alone‹, Goran Stolevski, who grew up in Northern Macedonia and lives in Australia, won our 2022 Newcomer Award. In 2023, his second film ›Of an Age‹ is also screening in the section FILMSCAPES. Moreover, we are proud to welcome the successful director as a juror at IFFMH this year.


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