Aja on adrenalin. Have the flat to herself though she might, outside the dog days of summer are in full swing. A teenager under pressure, her mother constantly calls, her boyfriend is losing interest and rival gangs wander the neighbourhood streets. They shout and get caught up in conflicts, and thus aggression is in the air in this high-energy, independently made summer portrait from Belgrade.
When the asphalt starts to smoulder, the only place to find relief is the swimming pool, and yet Aja’s mother continues to call every other hour to check if she is studying at the library. This is the least of her worries however: her boyfriend refuses to answer her calls, and when Aja finally comes to realise that their relationship is in tatters, she flies into an uncontrollable rage. A provocation on the streets sees her become the victim of a knife attack, after which she starts to toy with the thought of revenge …
This fast-moving and authentically captured low-budget production owes a large part of its success to the impressive leading actress, who tears across the charmingly-captured urban landscape of Belgrade through the emotional highs and lows. Kosta Đorđević’s second feature-length film portrays a stratum of society that cannot be grasped by reason alone and in which only those who shout loudest are destined to succeed. RH & BB
DCP | Farbe / colour
Mićun Jauković, Dako Puač
Kristina Jovanović, Đurđina Radić, Mladen Sovilj, Marko Janketić, Milan Čučilović
Majke Jevrosime 39
11 000 Belgrade
+381 11 2672 004
Kosta Đorđević - – born in 1981 in Belgrade, today Serbia. He studied film and television directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Since then he has made several short films, feature films and documentaries. LOVE CUTS is his second feature film, a third is already in progress. Since 2010 he has been running the production company Kinematorgrafska kuća.
STREET WALKER (2004, short)
INVASION (2005, doc)
PASSAGE (2008, short)