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Shanghai Gypsy

Sanghaj
Genre: Love story
Duration: 124 min
Year: 2012, In cinemas, from 4th October, 2012
Screenplay: Marko Naberšnik
Director: Marko Naberšnik
Cast: Visar Vishka, Asli Bayram, Senad Bašić, Jasna Diklić, Miki Trifunov, Bojan Emeršič, Marjuta Slamič, Saša Petrović, Vlado Novak, Ivo Ban, Anđelo Kontrec, Dominik Kontrec, Mišo Kontrec, Senko Velinov,  Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Haris Burina, Saša Pavlin Stošić, Voja Brajović, Goran Navojec, Marko Sosič, Sergej Ferrari, Blaž Valič, Barbara Jakopič Kraljevič, Bine Matoh, Zvone Funda, Suzana Grau, Lara Komar, Andrej Murenc, Rastko Krošl, Janez Starina, Tone Kuntner, Andrej Nahtigal, Aleš Ravnik, Shanell Rama, Alojz Domnik.
Official page: shanghaigypsy.com

Pictures for press:
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Story Outline

Feature film Shanghai Gypsy is a love story. The main protagonists are members of the gypsy family Mirga. A story about four generations is narrated by Lutvija Belmondo Mirga. Lutvija is also the central character of the film, a gypsy king, who decided to establish his own gypsy village. He names it Shanghai. Belmondo makes a living on smuggling and his power and influence grow large. He even gets local police and politics on his side and that helps him to become untouchable for law. But with the downfall of Yugoslavia, smuggling of goods is being replaced by smuggling of the arms. Though lucrative, the business starts to threaten Belmondo’s personal life and he finds himself at the crossroads. Will he protect his own family or is he going to sacrifice his personal happiness for business ambitions?
The Shanghai gypsy is the story about eternal longing for happiness; it is the story about love and family ties, in which tears are intertwined with laughs. The story is set in times of the downfall of Yugoslavia, in times when many people had forgotten that beauty of life actually lies in small things.

The film was shot in the original Romani language.

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Crew

Screenplay: Marko Naberšnik
Based on the Novel by: Feri Lainšček
Director: Marko Naberšnik
Director of Photography: Miloš Srdić
Composer: Saša Lošić
Editor: Janez Bricelj
Sound Recordist: Jože Trtnik
Sound Designer: Boštjan Kačičnik
Production Designer: Miha Ferkov
Costume designer: Nataša Rogelj
Make-up Artist: Mirjam Kavčič
Executive producer: Boštjan Ikovic
Producer: Franci Zajc

 

Cast

Lutvija Belmondo Mirga Visar Vishka
Amanda Asli Bayram
Ujaš Mirga Senad Bašić
Phirav Pao Marjuta Slamič
Baka Rajka Jasna Diklić
Deda Jorga Miodrag Miki Trifunov
Gabrijel Galič Bojan Emeršič
Sulij Bajraktarij Saša Petrović
Jože Sfiligoj Vlado Novak
Polde Šeruga Ivo Ban
Mladi Belmondo Anđelo Kontrec
Belmondo’s sister 1 Anja Gujt
Belmondo’s sister 2 Natalija Šarkezi
Belmondo’s sister 3 Rosana Šarkezi
Dono Mirga Mišo Kontrec
Speranza Mirga Nina Glavač
Fedelita Mirga Ivana Horvat
Šerif Salkanović Emir Hadžihafizbegović
Mufti Salkanović Senko Velinov
Šejlo Salkanović Haris Burina
Semir Salkanović Dominik Kontrec
Grga Tomić Goran Navojec
Selma Saša Pavlin Stošić
Dragan Kovačević Voja Brajović
Donatello Marko Sosič
Giovanni Sergej Ferrari
Salvatore Blaž Valič
Teacher 1 Barbara Jakopič Kraljevič
Teacher 2 Simona Cizar
Judge Bine Matoh
Singer night club Lara Komar
Štefan Hozjan Janez Starina
Criminalist Rastko Krošl
Customs officer Andrej Murenc
Headmaster Tone Kuntner
Bekim Andrej Nahtigal
Lovely dark lady Shanell Rama
Fadili Hodžić Alojz Domnik
Mali Dono Uroš Šarkezi
Azra Metka Kisilak
Band 1 Skupina Langa
Band 2 Duet »Nataša & Saša« (Sinji Galeb)
Band 3 Gitano Band
Brass band Prekmurska godba Bakovci

Marko Naberšnik

Marko Naberšnik (1973, Maribor, Slovenia) attended a film directing course at the New York Film Academy in 1996. There he made his first short film The Beginning (Začetek) and it was with this film that he passed the entrance exam and began with studies of film and TV directing at the Ljubljana Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), University of Ljubljana. In 2002 he graduated from the Academy in film and TV directing, and in 2010 he completed his Masters Degree. Marko has been working as a Assistant Professor at the Academy, and as a director of films, documentary films and various TV shows. He has so far worked on more than 500 TV shows, among them: Studio City (a weekly informative), Victors (Viktorji – national media awards; 2004, 2005, 2008), As ti tud not padu? (a hit TV show), Zmago Batina – Take It or Leave It (a hit entertainment show), Cheers! (Na zdravje), Under the Hat (Pod klobukom), and many more. In 2007 Marko directed his first fiction feature film Rooster’s Breakfast, which is with 183.000 tickets sold one of the most viewed Slovenian films ever and a receiver of many film awards at home and abroad.

Filmography

1996 The Beginning (Začetek) – short fiction film
1999 The 10th Planet (Deseti planet) – short documentary film
2000 With Love (Z ljubeznijo) – short fiction film
2001 Pavle – short fiction film
2001 Soul Mates (Sorodne duše) – short TV play
2004 Experiencing Difference (Izkušnja razlike) – documentary film
2005 Searching Lost Love (Iskanje izgubljene ljubezni) – documentary film
2007 Rooster’s Breakfast (Petelinji Zajtrk) – feature fiction film
2010 Coridor (Hodnik) – full length television drama
2011 Headnuts (Trdoglavci) – primetime comedy sitcom
2012 Shanghai gypsy – feature fiction film

Awards

2001 – University Prešern’s Award for short film Z LJUBEZNIJO (With Love)
2002 –Vesna Award for the best student film at the 5th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož for short film PAVLE (Pavle).
2002 – Student’s Jury Distinction Award at the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETUDA in Krakow, Poland for short film PAVLE (Pavle).
2002 – Babič Award for best student TV drama at the 5th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož for the short TV play SORODNE DUŠE (Soul Mates).
2007 – Award for best film by choice of audiences at the 10th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož for the feature film PETELINJI ZAJTRK (ROOSTER’S BREAKFAST)
2007 – Award for best directing at the 10th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož for the feature film PETELINJI ZAJTRK (ROOSTER’S BREAKFAST)
2007 – Award for best screenplay at the 10th Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož for the feature film PETELINJI ZAJTRK (ROOSTER’S BREAKFAST)
2007 –Viktor Award for special achievements – for successful distribution of the feature film PETELINJI ZAJTRK (ROOSTER’S BREAKFAST
2009 – Golden Bird Award for film achievements for the feature film PETELINJI ZAJTRK (ROOSTER’S BREAKFAST)
2009 – Critics Award at the 4th Annual South East European Film Festival, Cinema Without Borders, Los Angeles for best feature film PETELINJI ZAJTRK (ROOSTER’S BREAKFAST)
2010 – Glazar’s Muniment Award, an award by city of Maribor for achievements in culture for the feature film ROOSTER’S BREAKFAST.
2012 – Best Screenplay Award at the 36th World Film Festival Montreal for feature film SHANGHAI GYPSY

Co-Producer

Jadran film Zagreb
Radiotelevizija  Slovenija
Evropska prestolnica kulture, Maribor 2012
With the support of the MEDIA Audiovisual Programme-i2i of the EU

Tehnical Suport

Filmski studio Viba film

In Collaboration whit

Municipality Murska Sobota, Občina Moravske Toplice, Občina Gornji Petrovci, Občina Črenšovci.

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Co- Funding

Slovenian Film Centre

Festivals and Awards

• Montreal world film festival 2012,  award for best screenplay
• Raindance Film Festival 2013, London
• Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož 2012, award »Vesna« for the best mask, Award« Vesna«  for best supporting actress
• Cinedays Skopje, november 2012
• Cleveland International Film Festival 2013
• Beijing Internatiional Film festival, april 2013
• SEE a Paris (South-East European Film Festival), Pariz 2013, award for best film, award for best music
• Central European Film Festival, Romunija (MECEFF 2013 – 3rd Central European Film Festival) award for best film
• Pula film festival, july 2013
• Fest Film Kosova HNF, Pristina, september 2013
• MOVIE OF BALKAN COUNTRIES IN SAINT PETERSBUR, september 2013
• Leskovački International Festival of Film Directing, september 2013
• Filmski festival Let’s CEE, Dunaj, september 2013
• Festival Čačikano, European Centre for Roma Music, Prague, september 2014.

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