Brooklyn Park, Nikola Duravcevic, Usa, 2019, 15’
Fiction, o.v. English, Somali, Italian & English subtitles
WTFF5 – International Competition Short Films
Alone in New York, Somali rideshare driver Abdi begins his nightshift with the news of a tragedy back home. The faces in the backseat change as he wrestles, unable to connect, with whether the unthinkable can be true – until a vision provides the clarity he seeks. A modern-day immigrant tale that explores alienation, grief, and transcendence.
Nikola Duravcevic arrived in the US in 1991 as a political asylee from former Yugoslavia. He has made popcorn in a movie theatre, worked as a doorman, been a national chess champion and managed a successful investment fund. Most recently, he produced the documentary feature Breastmilk and the narrative feature 18 To Party. Brooklyn Park marks his film-directing debut.
Directed by Nikola Duravcevic
Screenplay Elizabeth Rose
DOP Conor Murphy
Sound Dan Sheppard
Editing AJ Edwards
Sound Design Olaitan Agueh
Music Dylan Neely
Cast Rotimi Paul, Souleymane Sy Savane, Emma Geer, Abraham Makany, Antu Yacob
Production Nikola Duravcevic, Emily Ziff Griffin, Stephanie Marin, Gerardo Coello Escalante