Screen can unveil the first trailer for Sonja Tarokić’s feature debut The Staffroom, which is 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.

Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales has world rights.

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.