Wednesday Apr 8, 2020

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Staff Pick Premiere: “Maja”

by Marijana Jankovic

Staff Pick Premiere: 'Maja' by Marijana Jankovic. This week Staff Pick Premiere 'Maja' is a moving, autobiographical…
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By Jeffrey Bowers
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Staff Pick Premiere: 'Maja' by Marijana Jankovic. This week Staff Pick Premiere 'Maja' is a moving, autobiographical tale from the writer, director and actress Marijana Jankovic. After 10 years of acting for others, she turned inward to create a personal piece about her immigration and struggles with identity.

Jankovic immigration as a child from Serbia to Denmark was the main inspiration for the film. Her parents enrolled her in a local kindergarten, where she attempted to learn a new language and make friends. However, the inability for everyone to communicate, caused elements of schooling and socializing to get lost in translation. She found it so effective that she doubling down in order to write a feature version of 'Maja. 'On finding the right personal experiences:'Since I….

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