Interview with Nemanja Becanovic, director and screenwriter of the movie "Supermarket", interviewer Massimo Iannetti
"As kids, we’ve all probably fantasized about being alone in a supermarket after closing- all that candy and toys just for us! The idea has also captured several directors and writers. Often the resulting scenes play on the themes of overconsumption and human contact, when the main character has had their fill of the materialistic and misses their family and friends. The metaphor is easy to make- you have free access to anything money can buy, but the real world stays behind those big glass sliding doors. Which do you choose?
Becanovic’s “Supermarket” has turned these themes on their heads- with humor and noir the film watches a homeless man in a deserted town exploring the shops with glee when he realizes with horror that he’s not alone after all.
Becanovic’s style in the film is hinted at in his quote: “Art isn't supposed to give answers, it's supposed to ask unpleasant questions.”
“Supermarket” is Bucanovic’s second feature, premiering 12 years after his first film “The Ascent” toured several European film festivals. He is just as passionate about music as he is about film, which means the whole soundtrack of ""Supermarket"" is well thought out and at times ironic and full of references.
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