Sitting Next to Zoe (2013)
Asal and Zoe are best friends and spend their last summer together before their lives begin in earnest. Asal wants nothing more than to have a boyfriend and Zoe dreams of becoming a make-up artist. But in reality things are very different: Zoe has to work in a grocery store for the summer, Asal will go to secondary school in the fall. The goal for their summer break is soon set: Asal has to lose her virginity and become a woman! And when the 18-year-old Swede Kai shows up in town, she knows to whom. The three of them decide to take a trip to a remote lake. What begins as a romantic hike soon becomes a real test for the girls’ friendship.
|Directed by||Ivana Lalović|
|Screenplay||Stefanie Veith, Ivana Lalovic|
|Director of Photography||Filip Zumbrunn|
|Edited by||Myriam Flury|
|Contact||Langfilm - Olivier Zobrist|
Ivana Lalović (1982) is a screenwriter and director originally from Sarajevo. She graduated in design and later graduated in film directing from an academy in Zurich. During her studies she shot a number short films, e.g. To the Last Coffee Bean (Jusqu‘au dernier grain de café, 2006), I Don't Dream In German (Ich träume nicht auf Deutsch, 2009), Tooth for a Tooth (Zahn um Zahn, 2009) and Little Fighters (2010). Sitting Next to Zoe (2013) is her feature-length film debut.