My Morning Laughter

  • 94'
  • Serbia
  • 2019

What's his sex life actually like, a fortune-teller wants to know. 28-year-old Dejan shifts uneasily in his chair, and refuses to answer. "You're a wimp", the clairvoyant says. When it's Dejan's mother's turn, she is told that she is the cause of her son's problems. She should devote herself to another man.

The oracle hit the nail on the head. My Morning Laughter, the first fiction film from Serbian Marko Djordjevic, is about a man who has lived for too long under his parents' wings.

Everything in this tragicomedy looks unpolished. It is shot in narrow spaces using existing lighting, natural sound and a still camera that lets the characters get out of the frame and back, depending on their mood. But, there is hope for Dejan. A female colleague isn't easily put off.

Director
Marko Djordjevic
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Serbia
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
94'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Moj jutarnji smeh
Language
Serbian
Producers
Miloš Pušic, Ivica Vidanovic
Production Companies
Altertise, Cinnerent
Sales
Altertise
Screenplay
Marko Djordjevic
Cinematography
Stefan Milosavljevic
Editor
Marko Djordjevic
Production Design
Marija Kojic
Sound Design
Stevan Milošević
Music
Dino Merlin
Cast
Filip Đurić, Ivana Vuković, Jasna Đuričić, Nebojša Glogovac, Bratislav Slavković