Beanie

by Slobodan Maksimović

Kapa, fiction, digital DCP, 2,39:1/2,35:1, c, 86 min
Ready to premiere
SI, HR, LU, SK

Erik is a nine-year-old boy living in a youth home because of his problematic parents. Beanie is his nickname. His only wish is to go home for Christmas. Instead, he gets to spend the holiday with a wealthy family and their seven-year-old daughter Lučka, who wishes for a puppy and a sister. In the middle of the night, Erik and Lučka encounter Santa in the family’s living room. Full of hopes, they hide in his car, but Santa gets rid of them in the middle of the city. They embark on an extraordinary adventure…

screenwriter
Saša Eržen
director
Slobodan Maksimović
producer
Ida Weiss
co-producers
Marina Andree Škop, Adolf El Assal, Vanda Raýmanová, Darija Kulenović Gudan
director of photography
Sven Pepeonik
music composer
Michal Novinski
film editor
Jurij Moškon
production designer
Mateja Medvedić
costume designer
Carmen Di Pinto
key make-up artist
Eva Uršič
sound designers
Michel Schillings, Luca Theis, Jeroen Truijens, Arnaud Mellet
cast
Gaj Črnič, Kaja Podreberšek, Ajda Smrekar, Mojca Fatur, Frano Mašković, Mila Maksimović, Tilen Kolbe, Emil Kulović, René Štúr, Klemen Slakonja, Zala Đurić, Klemen Klemen, Primož Pirnat, Jaka Fon, Lotos Vincenc Šparovec, Nina Valič, Emil Cerar, Jernej Kuntner, Lovrenc Tišma, Sabina Adanič, Tomaž Gubenšek, Irena Prosen, Robert Waltl
production
SENCA studio
co-production
Wady Films, Studio Dim, objectif, RTV Slovenija, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska - RTVS
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Luxembourg Film Fund, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages, Creative Europe - MEDIA, Re-Act, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Croatian Radiotelevision
Slobodan Maksimović

Director Slobodan Maksimović (1975) was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated in film directing from the AGRFT. His short films have won over 30 international awards. His debut feature Thanks for Sunderland (2012) received the Best Slovenian Film Award. His second feature Nika (2016), screened worldwide, was the best youth film at the Motovun FF. His latest short film The Invisible Hand of Adam Smith (2018) has won over 15 international awards.