Beanie

by Slobodan Maksimović

Kapa, 2022, fiction, digital DCP, 2,39:1/2,35:1, 24, c, 86 min
Finished
SI, LU, SK, HR

Erik is a 9-year-old boy living in a children’s home as his parents can’t look after him. His only Christmas wish is to go home, but instead, he is selected in the draw to spend the holiday with a wealthy charitable family and their 7-year-old daughter Lučka. In the middle of the night in the living room, the kids catch Santa and hide in his car, starting an adventure that will have both their secret wishes fulfilled, but not in the way they’ve expected.

screenwriter
Saša Eržen
director
Slobodan Maksimović
producer
Ida Weiss
co-producers
Marina Andree Škop, Adolf El Assal, Vanda Raýmanová, Darija Kulenović Gudan
associate producers
Neigeme Glasgow-Maeda, Sirvan Marogy, Nikos Welter
executive producer
Stefan Milović
animators
Michal Strauss, Marcel Janovský, Michal Haruštiak, Lukáš Figeľ, Martin Durmik, Aljoša Rot
director of photography
Sven Pepeonik
music composer
Michal Novinski
film editor
Jurij Moškon
production designer
Mateja Medvedić
costume designers
Carmen Di Pinto, Tanja Škrbić Birgmajer
key make-up artist
Eva Uršič
sound designers
Michel Schillings, Luca Theis, Jeroen Truijens, Arnaud Mellet
featuring
Gaj Črnič, Kaja Podreberšek, Mojca Fatur, Ajda Smrekar, Frano Mašković, René Štúr, Mila Maksimović, Tilen Kolbe, Emil Kulović, Klemen Slakonja, Zala Đurić, Jernej Kuntner, Lotos Vincenc Šparovec, Emil Cerar, Jaka Fon, Primož Pirnat, Nina Valič, Klemen Klemen, Lovrenc Tišma, Kaja Maksimović, Karlo Šalej Eržen, Jeremij Weiss Turk, Aleš Kranjec, Sabina Adanič, Mario Vrbanec, Robert Waltl, Tomaž Gubenšek, Irena Prosen, Ryuzo Fukuhara, Kana Matsui, Aleksey Shynkarenko
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
distribution
Fivia
sales
Princ Films
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.

“The script by Saša Eržen, prolific and noted author of children’s literature, appealed to me straight away. I felt like a curious child again, asking thousands of questions, looking for a bunch of answers... During their curious adventure, Erik and Lučka grow close, two lonely kids keeping each other company, becoming the family they’ve been missing.”

Awards:
Award of Recognition audience award (SFF - Sarajevo Film Festival, 2022)