Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales has acquired world rights to Sonja Tarokić’s feature debut The Staffroom, set to premiere in competition at this year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival (August 20-28).
The film is about a new counsellor in a school, played by Marina Redžepović, who tries to stay out of the power games played by the headmistress, teachers and parents. But as she gets to know the system better she realises she must sacrifice her integrity and play her own game.
The Staffroom is produced by Kinorama’s Ankica Jurić Tilić. Backers include the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Torino Film Lab and the Creative Europe MEDIA programme.
New Europe is attending this year’s Cannes Marche du Film (July 6-15) with Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Un Certain Regard title LAMB, starring Noomi Rapace; Tomasz Wasilewski’s Fools; and animation The Peasants from Loving Vincent director Dorota Kobiela.