Original Title: Nika
Year: 2016
Length: 92 minutes
Country: Slovenia
Film Category: Feature Narrative

Cast & Credits

Director: Slobodan Maksimović
Screenwriter: Slobodan Maksimović, Matjaž Pikalo
Producer: Alan Vitezič, Darko Vinkl, Bistra Borak, Miha Hočevar
Editor: Jurij Moškon
Director of Photography: Predrag Dubravčić
Sound Designer: Julij Zornik
Cast: Ylenia Mahnič, Marjuta Slamič, Benjamin Krnetić, Nenad Tokalić
Produced by: Nora PG

Film Synopsis:

Nika’s mother’s attempts to end her career as a racecar driver only inflame her desire to carry on the legacy of her father, a professional driver killed in a tragic accident. Frustrated, Nika neglects her studies, withdraws from her family and begins secretly racing anyway. When her father’s best friend tells Nika that he’ll help her get into the Adriatic Cup race if she finishes the school year, Nika accepts. Maksimović’s fast-paced coming-of-age story brings an exciting Balkan perspective to universal themes including rebellion, understanding, and love.

Director's Biography

Slobodan Maksimović was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on May 28th 1975. In 2003 he attended the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Department of Film and Television Directing. His first student short film, 1/2, was presented at the 60th Cannes Film Festival as a part of the Tous Les Cinemas Du Monde section. 1/2 and Maksimović’s next short, Agape, were shown at more than 30 international film festivals, winning 14 awards. Maksimović’s first feature film, Thanks for Sunderland, won four Vesna Awards, including Best Film, at 15th Festival of Slovenian Film. Nika, his second feature, premiered in May 2016 at the Zlin Film Festival and has since received invitations to many international festivals. Nika won the award for Best Youth Film at the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia.


Screens with: "Game"

Screening Time:

 April 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM 

 SVA Theatre



BHFF 2017 Jury Award for Best Feature Narrative Film

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture

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Alan Vitezič
Distribution Company: Nora PG




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