Open Cage

Anna (Leni Wesselman), a young photo-journalist from Berlin travels to Serbia for a photo documentary about refugees. Arriving in Serbia’s capital Belgrade, Anna finds out that she can’t realize her task the way she intended. Through the cabdriver Džeki (Nenad Okanovic) she encounters the withdrawn but nevertheless interesting young woman Maja (Jelena Rakocevic) who works at the nearby fast-food restaurant. Miserable with her living circumstances, Maja is dreaming of a new beginning somewhere abroad. Encouraged by her quest for acknowledgment and her fear of failure, Anna starts to photograph the young Belgrade without telling her why. Driven by the wish to change her life, Maja doesn't realize Anna‘s real intentions.

 

Credits

Director: Siniša Galić
DOP: Hannes Francke, Falk Minkner
Filmeditor: Momas Schütze
Production: Nema Love Film

Festivals

2015 Int. Film & Music Festival Küstendorf
2015 Cinemacity Film Festival Novi Sad
2015 Sofest Film Festival Sopot
2015 Int. Film Festival Sopot
2015 Film Festival Niš

Awards

2015 Festival Du Film Nancy Lorriane
2015 Int. Film Festival Arlington USA

Screened

2014 Team Premiere Berlin
2015 Berlinale European Film Market
2015 Premiere Belgrade

Publicity

2015 Three Weeks in Serbian Cinemas