PORTOROŽ: Musical documentary The Young Lions: The Fullness of Time / Mladi Levi: polnost časa by Dejan Batoćanin will be screened in the competition of the 19th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož (13-18 September 2016). Batoćanin’s first movie tells the story of the comeback of the legendary Slovenian band Mladi levi, which was popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
The film starts with the first meetings of the five former members of the band, who want to bring their old hits back to life and get all former members on board. We follow them through months of preparations and rehearsals, and get an insight into their younger days, when through music they were able to form a friendship that achieved what many thought impossible. In November 2014, with considerable attention from the media, they enthralled the audience in Ljubljana with two sold-out concerts.
The film was produced by Ana Kajzer through Kreker and Lija Pogačnik through Zavod December. “The material cost of production was covered by the producer itself. The film was not financially supported by any public institution. The team has done all the work without any compensation in hope of getting sponsorship funding,“ producer Ana Kajzer told FNE.
The film was shot between June 2014 and September 2015. Its domestic cinema release is set for 16 November 2016.
Director: Dejan BatoćaninScreenwriter: Dejan Batoćanin, Ana KajzerDoP: Janez StucinEditor: Dejan BatoćaninMusic: Mladi leviSound Designer: Sašo KalanSound Recordist: Vincent Laurence