LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian family comedy Gaja’s World / Gajin Svet directed by Peter Bratusa opened at the number one spot at the domestic box office in Slovenia.
The film was awarded best film in the teen/children’s section at the Motovun Film Festival..
Gaja’s World was produced by Felina Films and coproduced by RTV Slovenija and Studio Viba Film with support from the Slovenian Film Center. The film, which had a budget of 623,000 EUR, racked up 14,363 admissions and box office of 48,250 EUR in its first week in release.
Gaja is a feisty 11-year-old girl coping with her parents’ separation and trying to help her older sister, who gets entangled in online threats and crime. The cast includes young newcomers, Tara Milharčič as Gaja, Neža Smolinsky as Tea and Anže Gorenc as her best friend Matic.
The film, released on 28 screens, is distributed by Karantanija.