Home Is Where My Age Is, 2013
duration: 22′ 50″
Home is where my age is is a documentary that scratches beneath the dull surface to portray the characters and personalities during old age without the faceless common denominators, allowing the viewer to see themselves in each of the protagonists. Through cross-cutting, the film follows the everyday life of people with four different views on life, love and death. These views are held by a married couple, Štefanija and Antun Varga (67 and 70), a poet, Ivica Jembrih (75) and a widow, Ivka Ljubić, (76). They are all spending their remaining days in a nursing home. The film shows how the protagonists use the time they have left and how much value they place on rules they have lived by. They share the same roof and they are old – that is all they have in common. Although they live under the same roof, they are completely different, they think differently and they lead different lives. The camera lurks through their world and captures the relationships they have created in the nursing home – with friends, care providers, each other and themselves. In this way, the documentary gathers pace of a feature film, with occasional addresses to the camera as hints to understanding the real state of things.