In the winter of 1945, a mother, a daughter with her husband and new-born baby girl settle in the villa of an emigrant of the Independent State of Croatia, thanks to the privilege of Communist Party membership. The house at first appears empty, but conceals a left-over tenant and an old acquaintance of the mother. In the winter of 1990, the Kos family gathers in the house for a wake. It is the eve of the Homeland War and the new state is still in its infancy. Old divisions and controversies surface again, while the new generation raises new issues. In the winter of 2011, wedding preparations are under way and the Kos family is together once again. At the dawn of entry into the European Union, some family chapters are being closed and the long silences interrupted, while the new tycoons led only by the ideology of capital are determining the destiny of the household in which years and memories are still being constructed…
Tena Štivičić has courageously presented some crucial moments from her personal and Croatia’s history. The play premiered in London to great success, and won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in New York. Its production at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, directed by Ivica Buljan, has been received with universal enthusiasm, becoming a genuine hit.
–A hit about strong, but lonely women. –
Jutarnji List, May 2016
–In Tena Štivičić’s family saga 3 Winters, Ivica Buljan has gathered a powerful acting cast worth remembering. –
Večernji List, May 2016