Next to You
Set five years on from the school days of director Stevan Filipovic's previous film Next to Me, a state of emergency exists and politicians are accused of capitalising on public anxiety around Covid-19, which makes the shocking situation that reunites the characters significantly more extreme. The story centres on Ksenija (newcomer Mina Nikolic), a driven young woman striving to move from tabloid hack to a career journalist in a world of click-bait headlines and showbiz scandals cooked up to feed the masses. Ksenija's personal and professional journey is hampered when Vera tests positive for Coronavirus and Ksenija must question how far she will bend to survive in a climate where political pressure is increasingly overt and can be said to capitalise on fear during the pandemic.
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Cast: Miriam Margolyes, Arnaud Humbert, Isidora Simijonović, Viktor Savić, Nikola Rakočević, Branislav Trifunović, Svetlana Bojković, Tihomir Stanić, Nikola Glišić, Goran Jevtić, Darko Ivić, Milica Majkić, Gorica Regodić
Crew: Stevan Filipović (Director), Stevan Filipović (Writer), Branislav Jević (Story Editor), Andrej Pipović (Writer)
Runtime: 115 minutes