Housekeeping for Beginners

Domakinstvo za pocetnici

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
Dita’s stately old house in the hills of Skopje is the unlikely home to a wild group of queer people, among them her moody friend Toni and his new, much younger boyfriend Ali. When her partner Suada is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the emotionally removed Dita is forced to promise she will raise Suada’s two girls - cheeky little Mia and temperamental, increasingly rebellious teen Vanesa. Dita doesn’t want to be a mother and the girls don’t want to be her daughters. But to save this patchwork family Dita has to act quickly and maybe even marry the only available man around.
Screening Schedule

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Direction: Goran Stolevski
Script: Goran Stolevski
Cinematography: Naum Doksevski
Editing: Goran Stolevski
Sound: Emma Bortignon, Zoran Maksimovic
Music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Actors: Anamaria Marinca, Alina Serban, Samson Selim, Mia Mustafa, Vladimir Tintor, Dzada Selim
Production: List Production, Madants, Kinorama, Sense Production, Industria Film
Producers: Marija Dimitrova, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Ankica Jurić Tilić, Beata Rzeźniczek, Milan Stojanovic, Blerta Basholli
Co-production: Film i Väst, Common Ground Pictures, Causeway Films
Co-producers: Kristina Börjeson, Jonas Kellagher, Kristina Ceyton, Sam Jennings
Costumes: Roza Trajceska Ristovska
Production Design: Anna Rzeźniczek
Executive producer: Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Ana Leocha, Marcin Łuczaj, Jan Naszewski, Anthony Muir, Rebecka Beckman
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: North Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Kosovo
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 107'
Contact: Park Circus
Awards/Distinctions: Queer Lion – Venice FF 2023

Goran Stolevski

Goran was born and grew up in North Macedonia before migrating to Australia in his teens. His debut feature, You Won't Be Alone, premiered in the official competition of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, while his second, Of an Age, opened the 2022 Melbourne International Film Festival before winning the $100,000 CinefestOz prize for Best Australian Film. Both films were distributed internationally by Focus Features and Universal. Before shifting to features, Goran had made twenty-five shorts, playing over 200 festivals worldwide, with Would You Look at Her winning the jury prize for Best International Short at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and being selected for the Criterion Channel. Goran completed a Bachelor in Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts.


2015 Everything We Wanted (short)
2018 Would you Look at Her (short)
2022 You Won’t Be Alone
2023 Housekeeping for Beginners