You Carry Me
Ivona Juka


Dora is a neglected girl who dreams about becoming a football manager. She finds a role model in Zdravko Mamić, a real person who is a controversial manager of Dinamo, the most successful Croatian football club.

She spends her days on the Internet, studying the character and work of Zdravko Mamić, and explores the content which is inappropriate for a child of her age: corruption, trials and constant clashes inside the world of football. Her younger brother Jan is addicted to an enormously popular soap opera called “PRISONERS OF HAPPINESS”, on which their mother works as a make-up artist

Suddenly, Vedran, Dora’s outlaw father reappears in their lives. He’s been away for four years. Because of this long-term separation, Vedran and Dora are curious about each other, but the curiosity between a father and a daughter soon turns into alliance when the police knocks on their door with a search warrant. Dora instinctively saves her father.

Her mother Lidija is deeply unhappy with the course her life has taken. She can’t stand either her estranged husband, or her own children. Such familial situation causes Dora to find in Vedran what she’s been missing all these years: parental love, attention and care. Out of her own need, she builds a relationship with her father and does all in her power to keep him close in her life.

Ives has no respite. Her mornings start with taking care of her father who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and her days are filled with countless exhausting errands which leave her with no spare time or time to rest. A hard working director of a popular soap opera, Ives returns home only to find a father who sometimes can’t even recognize her.

In her solitary life, which is centered only on her job and the care of her father, she gradually loses the ground beneath her feet and easily comes into conflict with other people: in the street, with her boss Nataša, with a clerk in a bank. She doesn’t like the person she is becoming. It is only after she meets with some obstacles and failures that she realizes that the cause of her problem is not her dad, who is slowly disappearing, but herself.

She realizes that parental love, whether received or given, is both a stake and a heritage for the future, for a new phase of her life in which she takes up a new role as a parent.

Nataša is a successful producer of a popular soap opera, but in her private life she is stuck in a situation which starts to resemble the plots of the soaps she produces. She is expecting a child with her partner Marin, who is also a producer, and with whom she shares nothing but a joint venture.

The intimacy between them has waned. When the piled-up problems culminate and there’s no turning back, time becomes her greatest adversary. In sorting all unsorted relationships from the past, Nataša decides to confront her long-estranged father. But the road to reconciliation with him is filled with many unexpected obstacles, which make it even harder for her to accomplish her goal: Marin’s heart-attack caused by one of his countless adulteries; Marin’s son Filip from his former marriage and their disrupted relationship; and Edita, Marin’s ex wife, who is facing a bankruptcy and begs Nataša for an acting job.

All these things force Nataša to search for new solutions. By coping with problems, as well as persistently solving them, Nataša frees herself from her own limitations and reaches her goal in a way she never expected.


Biljana Niković
director of photography
Mario Oljača
Vladimir Gojun
sound designer
Teho Terado
production designer
Ivan Ivan
costume designer
Ivana Zozol Vargović
make up artist
Snježana Gorup


Lana Barić
Ivan (Ivesin oče)
Vojislav Brajović
Helena Beljan
Vedran, Dorin oče
Goran Hajduković
Lidija, Dorina mama
Nataša Janjić
Juraj Dabić
Nataša Dorčić
Filip Križan


produced by
4 Film
produced by
produced by
Sloane Film Production
Film format 
Video format 
Lenght 24fps 
Length 25fps 
157 min 
Dolby Digital SR-D 5.1 
aspect ratio 
slovensko, english 

produced by

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