Aleksi comes to Cinema Now as the light, enjoyable, relaxing, always charming and lovable genre – the drama/comedy.
Aleksi is a troubled 28-year-old who has failed to find a job after graduating from college, so she is forced to return home to live under her parents’ roof. In an attempt to stave off her boredom, Aleksi ignores her pressing responsibilities and follows her impulses with various men: Christian, an American photographer who she bonds over similar interests; Goran, a local musician who she can’t stand because of his traditional values, but with whom she feels an intense physical chemistry; and an older, charming, rich Slovenian playboy called Tony.
Aleksi is a Serbo-Croatian co-production, written and directed by Barbara Vekarić, which stars: Tihana Lazović, Goran Marković, Sebastian Cavazza, Nataša Janjić, Jason Mann, Aljoša Vučović, Neda Arnerić and Leon Lučev.
The director of photography on the film is Filip Tot, the editor is Dragan von Petrovic, the score was composed by Jura Ferina and Pavle Miholjević, the sound designers were Zoran Maksimović and Ognjen Popić, and the film was produced by Darija Kulenović Gudan and Marina Andree.
Cinema Now is a two-day pop-up festival scheduled for October 26 and 27 of this year at the Svilara Cultural Station in Novi Sad and is organized by Cinema City. The venue perfectly blends good music, good films, as well as an attractive, formerly industrial location which is now redesigned into a cultural zone.
So far the festival has announced the screening of Otvorena, Granny Project, Taurunum Boy, Zaposlena, Blossom Valley, Ti imaš noć, Teret, Zemlja meda and Aleksi, while more films are to be announced soon. The film selection will encompass some of the most interesting movies by younger authors from Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, etc.
The entrance to the festival is free of charge, while it is recommended to reserve a place up front, to avoid large crowds and overall rush at the entrance.
The majority of the authors will be our guests during the two days of the festival, where one of our goals is to organize Q&A sessions after the film projections, as is frequently done during the Cinema City festival.
The project Cinema Now is realized by Cinema City in cooperation with the Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture Foundation.