In a tram on Route-3, the Old Lady in the leopard dress treats the passengers with juicy oranges during a hot, but rainy day in the centre of Sarajevo. Nadja, the princess-teen in her pink hijab; Luka, the virgin bully; an Orthodox Priest; an old creepy man and many, many more ordinary people in this tram have nothing in common, but a juicy slice of orange. All except a shy, yet horny, teenager named Amar.
● The film is part of the "Sarajevo City of Film", powered by Sarajevo Film Festival.
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An OBALA ART CENTAR PRODUCTION in a CO-PRODUCTION with IMAGINA PICTURES S.A. & DNA LAB
SOUND DESIGN & MIX
Kostas Chrysogelos (DNA Lab)
GENRE: Coming-Of-Age Comedy
RUNTIME: 13 min
FORMAT: 2K | 4:3 | 25fps | 5:1 Sound | DCP |
SUBTITLES: English, Greek, TBA.
COUNTRY: Bosnia&Herzegovina with Greece
PREMIERE: 44th TIFF (Toronto 09.2019)
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● The Screenwriter of the film, Marina Symeou, was the main actress of the director's successful short film PATISION AVENUE (2018).
● Posters by Sevi Xeini
● The film is shot inside the most historical Tram of Sarajevo: the Vienna's Tram.
● The "Sarajevo City of Film" project's idea was to merge alumni Sarajevo Talents to work together and create a short film tribute to Sarajevo City. The Director, Screenwriter, Producer and DOP were all alumni Talents.
"Sex, Hijabs & a Tram full of oranges!"
"As someone who is familiar with the unpleasant feeling of being afraid to express my attraction to someone in public, I identify with Amar, a teenager discovering his “forbidden” sexual attraction for this beautiful Muslim girl. I understand how he feels trapped and judged by the strangers in this conservative, yet full of sexual energy, tram ride of the historic Route-3 in the centre of the charming city of Sarajevo."
THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Berlinale Talents alumnus. His short film, PATISION AVENUE (13’-2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and has already selected in more than 60 top-tier film festivals. GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (20’-2014) was his succesfull thesis, and SPARKLING CANDLES (9’-2019) is his LGBTQ+ sparkling short film. He is now in the financing stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, PETER AND THE WOLF; the film got the main GFC & Media funding and has been developed, amongst other, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo Script Station. His next feature film project, WILD BOARS, is developing in Torino Film Lab & MFI.
► ROUTE-3 | Trojka (Fiction-2019-13’)
► SPARKLING CANDLES (Fiction-2019-9’)
► PATISION AVENUE (Fiction-2018-13’)
► FOUR DIMENSIONS AND ONE LAMP (Doc-2017-30')
► POGONISKOS (Documentary-2015-11')
► PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer (Fiction- 2014-20')
► THE SUN AND THE WIND (Experimental 2013-10')
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