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Housekeeping for Beginners

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Housekeeping for Beginners Movie Details:

Original TitleDomakinstvo za Pocetnici
MacedonianДомаќинство за почетници
North Macedonia
United States
GenreComedy, Drama
Release DatesSeptember 6, 2023 (Venice)
April 5, 2024 (United States)
Running Time1hr 47min
Age ratingR
CastAnamaria Marinca
Alina Serban
Samson Selim
Vladimir Tintor
Mia Mustafi
Dżada Selim
Directed by Goran Stolevski
Written byGoran Stolevski
Produced byBlerta Basholli
Marija Dimitrova
Beata Rzezniczek
Klaudia Smieja
Milan Stojanovic
Anikca Tilic
Cinematography by Naum Doksevski
Edited by Goran Stolevski
Music byAlen Sinkauz
Nenad Sinkauz
Production CompaniesList Production
Sense Productions
Industria Film
Film i Väst
Common Ground
Causeway Films
Tango Entertainment
Distributor Focus Features

Housekeeping for Beginners Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Anamaria Marinca as Dita
  • Alina Serban
  • Samson Selim as Ali
  • Vladimir Tintor as Toni
  • Mia Mustafi
  • Dżada Selim as Mia
  • Sara Klimoska as Elena
  • Rozafa Celaj
  • Ajse Useini


The film explores the universal truths of family, encompassing both the bonds we inherit and those we create. The narrative revolves around Dita, who, despite never aspiring to be a mother, finds herself compelled to raise her girlfriend’s two daughters—Mia, a tiny troublemaker, and Vanesa, a rebellious teenager. As their individual wills clash, a heartwarming story unfolds about an unlikely family’s struggle to stay together.

About Housekeeping for Beginners Movie:

Housekeeping for Beginners (original title: Domakinstvo za Pocetnici) is an international co-production comedy-drama film starring Anamaria Marinca, Alina Serban, Samson Selim, Vladimir Tintor, Mia Mustafi, and Dżada Selim.

Principal photography on the film began in July 2022.

It is an international co-production between North Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Poland, Australia and the United States.

The film premiered on 6 September 2023, at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Queer Lion. It was selected as the Macedonian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.

Housekeeping for Beginners was released in the United States on 5 April 2024, by Focus Features.


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