Directed by Barbara Vekarić
Croatia | 2019 | Narrative
90 minutes | Croatian & English

Aleksi, a troubled 28-year-old who has failed to find a job as a photographer after graduating from college, returns home to live under her parents’ roof. With few options to stave off her boredom, Aleksi ignores pressing responsibilities by following her impulses with various men: Christian, an American photographer with whom she bonds because of similar interests; Goran, a local musician whom she can’t stand because of his traditional values but with whom she has an intense physical chemistry; and Toni, an older, richer, charming Slovenian playboy, who tries to lure her with the extravagance of yachts, parties, and expensive drugs. Shot entirely on the beautiful Croatian coast, “Aleksi” is an indie-style dramedy that tackles the topic of a “second coming of age,” exploring the struggles of someone on the brink of her 30s as she attempts to fulfill her life goals in realistic fashion. “Aleksi” made its international premiere at South by Southwest in 2019 and has screened in more than 50 festivals, winning 20 awards.