BORN JUST NOW

A sensitive, steadfast Belgrade-based visionary struggles to cope with the abuse and violence that ended an eight-year marriage. Through provocative acts of endurance exploring intimacy, motherhood and the trauma of the Balkan wars, artist Marta Jovanović seeks to confront, release and liberate her own pain in the name of art. Robert Adanto's BORN JUST NOW is an intimate look at a charismatic woman, a brilliant outlier, who dares to live on her own terms.

  • Robert Adanto
    Director
    The F Word, City of Memory, Pearls on the Ocean Floor, The Rising Tide
  • Anthony E. Zuiker
    Producer
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Robert Adanto
    Producer
    The F Word, City of Memory, Pearls on the Ocean Floor, The Rising Tide
  • Marta Jovanović
    Key Cast
  • Michael Gonzalez
    Editor
    The F Word
  • Lazar Bogdanović
    Cinematographer
  • Daniel Cole-Parés
    Cinematographer
    The F Word
  • Film Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Serbia, United States
  • Film Language:
    English, Serbian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • BELDOCS International Documentary Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    May 11, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale
    United States
    November 4, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Prishtina International Film Festival
    Prishtina
    Kosovo
    July 20, 2019
    Kosovar
    Official Selection
  • Arte Non-Stop International Cinema and Art Festival
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    September 27, 2019
    South American
    Best Film; Official Selection
  • Southeast European Future FestivalOfficial
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 15, 2019
    UK
    Official Selection
  • Art Palm Beach
    West Palm Beach
    United States
    September 25, 2019
  • Pompano Beach Cultural Center Montage Film Series
    Pompano Beach
    United States
    September 26, 2019
Director Biography - Robert Adanto

ROBERT ADANTO made his directorial debut with The Rising Tide (2008), a feature-length documentary exploring China’s meteoric march toward the future through the work of some of the Middle Kingdom’s most talented photographers and video artists, including Wang Qingsong, Cao Fei, Xu Zhen, Yang Yong, Chen Qiulin and O Zhang. Shot in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen in the summer of 2006, The Rising Tide captures the confusion and ambiguity that characterize the new China. “An often surprising and thought-provoking documentary,” wrote WICN’s Mark Lynch, “The rest of us better make an effort to grasp what their work is about, or get out of the way. An “eye-opener” in every sense of the word, if you are an artist, curator or art teacher be sure to catch this film.” Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010), his second feature, examines the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. Featuring interviews with art luminaries Shirin Neshat and Shadi Ghadirian, Pearls on the Ocean Floor received the Bronze Palm Award for Best Documentary at the 2011 edition of the Mexican International Film Festival and the Spirit of Independents Award at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The film was recently screened in Amsterdam at Francis Boeske Projects, in association with Opening Up: 9 Artists from Iran. His latest film, City of Memory, premiered at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and explores Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the lives of visual artists from New Orleans. It features interviews with Deborah Luster and Tameka Norris. In September, City of Memory will screen in association with Katrina Then & Now: Artists as Witness, an exhibition at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Mr. Adanto earned his M.F.A. in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

His films have enjoyed screenings at The Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow; Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt; The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries; The Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia; The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto; The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; The Worcester Art Museum, MA; The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami; The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota; the 2009 Hong Kong International Art Fair; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; The Royal College of Art in London; The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; The National Museum of Australia in Canberra; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Orange County Museum of Art, CA; The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles; the San Francisco Art Institute; the Kansas City Art Institute; Jagiellonian University, Krakow, PL; The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Harvard University; Yale University; Wellesley College; UCLA; USC, The University of Kansas; New York University; and the University of Michigan.

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