PRODUCTION: Sequel to Serbian High School Hit to Be Shot in Spring 2018

    Next to Me by Stevan Filipović Next to Me by Stevan Filipović

    BELGRADE: Next to Us / Pored nas, a sequel to the high school hit Next to Me / Pored mene (2015) will be shot in spring 2018 and released in early 2019. The sequel will be directed by Stevan Filipović, who directed Next to Me.

    The script written by Stevan Filipović and Milena Bogavac will challenge a society of shifting morals and questionable values.

    “In Next to Me we removed the protagonists from their natural habitat by denying them access to the internet and mobile phones. In Next to Us, we take it up a notch: not only is technology unavailable, but they have been displaced from an urban area to be abandoned in the wild. Their actions will reveal whether it is possible, even in extreme circumstances, to go beyond acquired patterns of behavior and response”, the director said in a statement.

    The main characters are played by Slaven Došlo, Nikola Glišić, Darko Ivić, Milica Majkić, Gorica Regodić.

    Branislav Jević is producing through Hypnopolis, the same company as behind Next to Me. Shooting will take place in the forests around the Serbian mountains of Tara and Kopaonik, Durmitor in Montenegro and the Red Lake in Croatia. Taramount Film will release the film domestically.

    Next to Me was Serbia’s most watched film in 2015, with more than 81,000 admissions.

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    Director: Stevan Filipović
    Scriptwriter: Stevan Filipović, Milena Bogavac
    Cast: Slaven Došlo, Nikola Glišić, Darko Ivić, Milica Majkić, Gorica Regodić, Jelena Puzić, Nikola Dragutinović, Matea Milosavljević , Marko Panajotović,  Andjelko Beros