The Happiest Man in the World (Najsrekjniot Čovek Na Svetot)

Duration: 1 H 35 MIN
Outdoor cinema cycle Letni kino Minoriti

Teona Strugar Mitevska / North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Denmark, Belgium, Croatia / 2022 / 95 min / Bosnian

In Teona Strugar Mitevska’s latest film, addressing the difficult relationships of a generation scarred for life by the bloody Yugoslav Wars, a speed-dating event provides the setting for a dramatic unearthing of buried – but not forgotten – emotions.

Asja, a 40-year-old single woman lives in Sarajevo. In order to meet new people, she ends up spending her Saturday in a blind-dating event. She is matched with Zoran, a 43-year-old banker. The hopeful couple’s initial light-hearted conversation establishes their similarities, yet, as their skeletons tentatively start leaving the closet, it becomes evident the pair are on opposite sides of the battlefield. It appears that they may have met in the not-so-distant past and that Zoran is not looking for love, but forgiveness.

“This is a story about the precariousness of life, about chance encounters that bring together the aggressor and the victim, reviving the painful past; this is a story of impossible connections, of love and absurdity. /… / I see this film as a symphony of choreographed movements unpacking layers of emotions which slowly entangle the viewer to a point of vertigo-like state. Location is essential: an 80’s hotel, built in brutalist architectural style, witness to Ex-Yugoslav past, and then there is the injured city of Sarajevo, a testament to open wounds and pains of former times.” (Teona Strugar Mitevska)

Opening hours
The LGM Box Office is open every Tuesday to Friday between 9 am and 1 pm, each Friday between 4 pm and 6 pm, each Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm and one hour before each event.
Where are we
Vojašniški trg 2, 2000 Maribor