Torino Film Festival

Nikola Spasic – Kristina #TFF40

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Kristina is not jus a portrait of a trans woman, but of a person who deals with the world, as Nikola Spasic tells us.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Nikola Spasic, director of the film Kristina.

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Nikola Spasic worked on Kristina for a long time, together with the real Kristina who ended up being herself the lead actress of the film. He explains it all in this talk with Angelo Acerbi.

Kristina: Kristina lives comfortably alone in a handsome old house. She collects antiques and recently installed two richly-carved doors commissioned from a local craftsman. One of her two phones is reserved for clients, to whom she can propose classic sex or other services. The only house rule is that shoes must be left at the door. Leaving therapy one evening, Kristina meets Marko in the doorway walking a dog that is not his own. A few days later, when Kristina stops to pick up her friend Jelena, Marko was arriving to help a friend who lives in the apartment Kristina used to rent in Jelena’s building. On a road trip with Jelena and Zvonko, Kristina asks if they could stop to visit a monastery. Leaving the gift shop with an icon, Kristina meets Marko walking barefoot across her path in the field. Kristina tries to make sense of the repeated meetings with Marko. Could he be a figment of her imagination or are they kindred spirits?

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Nikola Spasic
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Kristina
  • Festival section
    Competition
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