Nikola Stojanović, 2020, 19'59''

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Jovana, mati samohranilka iz delavskega razreda, želi preživeti rojstni dan s hčerko Saro. Njen načrt se sesuje, ko Sara povabi očeta.


Jovana, a single, working-class mother, wants to spend her birthday with her daughter Sara, but her plans are ruined when Sara invites her father to come.

Director's statement:

“Everything in its Right Place” is a personal film about the destruction of a family, and finally the bonding between a mother and a daughter. The film is inspired by my and Nadja, the writer's mothers. We wanted to present the mother figure on the screen, not just as a mother, but as a woman, full of lust of life, but unable to manifest it. In the beginning of the film, the daughter only sees her mother as a mother, but trough the film, they both grow, and are finally able to see each other for who they really are, p.e. not just a mother figure, but a real person, with real problems, desires, and contradictions.

We wanted to show the history of a destruction of a family, trough one day, one family reunion, going through the good and the bad times. The surroundings, and the atmosphere of the film were very important to us, especially to highlight the social struggle that they face, and how they manage to go past it, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Director biography:

Nikola Stojanovic, 25 years old, studies Film and TV Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He grew up in Zemun, training Parkour and filming, he got into film. His film "Dog Days of Summer" has been screened at over 40 Film Festivals and has won over 10 awards. It won Best National Short Film at the 66th Martovski FF and was shown at festivals such as Motovun FF, Brest Short FF, Trieste FF.. His film “Sherbet” was shown at over 40 festivals, on it's world premiere it won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Student Film at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival. Nikola was part of Berlinale Talents in Sarajevo 2020.