14-09-2015

FNE at Slovenian Film Festival in Portoroz: We Will Be the World Champions

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PORTOROZ: Darko Bajić’s nostalgic sport drama We Will Be the World Champions will be screened among other Slovenian minority coproduction films in the competition of the 18th Slovenian Film Festival (15 - 20 September 2015).

The film is focusing on the history of the Yugoslav basketball from 1947, when the first city derby between Crvena zvezda and Partizan was played in Belgrade, to the World Cup in 1970, when the national team defeated the US team and won the first gold medal. The main characters are played by Strahinja Blažić, Miloš Biković, Aleksandar Radojičić, Marko Janketić with John Savage playing the FIBA official William Jones.

The story about the founders of the famous Yugoslav Basketball School is based on real events and is dedicated to the personalities who have contributed to the emergence and development of basketball in their country.

We Will Be the World Champions is produced by Serbia's Intermedia Network in coproduction with Croatia's Kinorama and Slovenia's Perfo Production . The film was supported by RTS – Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Center and Slovenian Film Center with 70,000 EUR. The total budget was 2,428,879 EUR, Studio Viba Film contributes with services, coproducer Ales Pavlin told FNE.

The film has already been released in the Slovenian cinemas by Fivia in March 2015.

Production Information:

Kinorama
Stoosova 25
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 231 6787
Fax: +385 1 231 6788
www.kinorama.hr 
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Perfo d.o.o.
Trg mladinskih delovnih brigad 4
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 232 14 68
Fax: +386 1 232 14 69
www.perfo.si  
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Credits
Director: Darko Bajić
Screenwriters: Nebojša Romčević, Ognjen Sviličić, Gordan Mihić
DoP: Milan Tvrdišić
Editor: Andrija Zafranović
Production Designer: Jelena Sopić
Costume Designer: Dragica Laušević
Make up: Kuno Schlegelmilch, Halid Redžebašić
Music: Zoran Kiki Lesendrić
Sound Designer: Velibor Hajduković
Cast: Strahinja Blažić, Miloš Biković, Aleksandar Radojičić, Marko Janketić, John Savage, Iva Babić, Jure Henigman, Katarina Čas, Toni Cahunek