Review: Family and politics through four generations in 3 Winters, National Theatre
Croatian history isn't my strong point. In fact my knowledge is little to non-existent and it plays a driving force throughout Tena Štivičić’s 3 Winters.
Following four generations of women from the beginning of the collapse of Yugoslavia before the second world war to 2011 it traces the impact of conflict and politics on one family. They are brought together in 2011 for the marriage of Lucia (Sophie Rundle) but the past threatens to spoil the big day.
3 Winters can in some ways be seen as the story of four very different women and for that it is fascinating. It is certainly a play you need to pay attention to as it jumps back and forth through the generations with the same characters appearing at different ages.
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