Regional Competition

Little Alien

Nina Kusturica

They’re teenagers who fled crisis regions and undertook an extremely dangerous journey to Europe, all alone, hoping for one thing: to live. After arriving here, they fight to live normal lives, struggling against a system that demands they sacrifice their youth to an uncertain future. They spend their youths living life to the fullest, they’re loud, in-your-face and in love, young people who are trying to conquer life for themselves.

Nina Kusturica

Nina Kusturica is born 1975 in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Lives in Vienna and works as a director, editor, writer and producer. Studied Directing and Editing at Vienna’s Film Academy, University of Music and Performing Arts. For both subjects she made a number of documentary and fiction films and participated at international and domestic film festivals. Her thesis film, ‘Auswege,’ opened the Diagonale in March 2003, had its world premiere at Berlinale. In 2003 she founded film production company Mobilefilm with Eva Testor. Kusturica writes articles for periodicals, teaches at the University of Vienna and conducts directing and editing workshops.

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Little Alien

2009, 94', color, video

Directed by:
Nina Kusturica

Screenplay by:
Nina Kusturica

Chrostoph Hochenbicher

Edited by:
Julia Pontiller, Nina Kusturica

Nina Kusturica, Eva Testor

Produced by:
Mobilefilm Produktion