LJUBLJANA: Jan Cvitkovic's comedy Šiška Deluxe is in the final stages of postproduction with the premiere set for autumn 2015.
The story revolves around three childhood friends who cannot seem to grow up completely, and who decide to open a pizzeria when one of them inherits a small commercial property. Cvitkovic, one of the most significant Slovenian directors of his generation, who received the Lion of the Future Award in Venice in 2001 for Bread and Milk produced by Vertigo, also wrote the script.
The main characters are played by non-professional actors: Žiga Födransberg, Marko Miladinović, David Furlan and Jana Prepeluh. Jure Černec is the DoP. Shooting took place in the summer of 2014.
The film is a Slovenian/Czech/Macedonian coproduction produced by Andrej Štritof and Aleš Pavlin through Perfo Production in cooperation with Evolution Films and Kino Oko. The total budget was 1,038,380 EUR, Aleš Pavlin told FNE. The project was supported by the Slovenian Film Center with 515,000 EUR and also by the Czech Film Fund and the Macedonian Film Agency.
Cvitkovic, who is currently working on his fifth feature, Our Family (Perfo Production), is expecting a domestic theatrical release in autumn 2015. Šiška Deluxe will be distributed by Fivia.
Credits:Director & Screenwriter: Jan CvitkovičDirector of Photography: Jure ČernecEditors: Dafne Jemeršić, Miloš KalusekSound Recordist: Igor IskraProduction Designers: Vasja Kokelj, Ivan BartlingCostume Designer: Emil Cerar, Žaklina KrstevskaMake-up artists: Anja Godina, Goran IgnjatovskiComposer: Aleksander Pešut - SchatziCast: Žiga Födransberg, Marko Miladinović, David Furlan, Jana Prepeluh, Marjuta Slamič, Aleksander Rusić, Marijana Brecelj, Petre Arsovski