Next to You (Pored Tebe): Film screening + Q&A – Fri, 23 Feb 2024 at 18:30
Next to You (Pored Tebe): Film screening + Q&A – Friday 23 February 2024 at 18:30
Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW
Written and directed by acclaimed Serbian director Stevan Filipović (Skinning, Next to Me), Next to You is a murder mystery set during the Covid-19 pandemic that addresses themes of emancipation, transformation and the struggle to maintain morals and integrity in a world that can seem increasingly populist.
Set five years on from the school days of Stevan’s previous film Next to Me, a state of emergency exists and politicians are accused of capitalising on public anxiety around Covid-19, which makes the shocking situation that reunites the characters significantly more extreme.
The story centres on Ksenija (Mina Nikolić), a driven young woman striving to move from tabloid hack to a career journalist in a world of click-bait headlines and showbiz scandals cooked up to feed the masses.
Ksenija’s personal and professional journey is hampered when Vera tests positive for Coronavirus and Ksenija must question how far she will bend to survive in a climate where political pressure is increasingly overt and can be said to capitalise on fear during the pandemic.
Next To You is written and directed by Stevan Filipović and produced by Branislav Jević for Hypnopolis, who are at the forefront of independent film producers in Serbia.
Organised in partnership with the Serbian City Club. Info and tickets HERE