THE ABCs OF LIFE
TV series (10 episodes)
Premiere: Superstar TV, December 2021
Creator and Director: Jelena Bajić Jočić
Writers: Boris Grgurović and Milica Jevtić
DoP: Marko Bulajić
Production desing: Jelena Mirković
Costume design: Ivana Nestorović
Makeup artist: Mirjana Stevović
Editor: Stevan Marić
Sound designers: Igor Perović, Boris Zaborski, Stevan Milošević
Sound recordist: Vladica Budić
Production coordinator: Jelena Stojanović
Line producer: Snežana Mileusnić
Producers: Radoš Bajić, Nedeljko Bajić and Predrag Jočić
Based on the novels “Azbuka mog života” and “Muška azbuka”, by a famous Serbian author Mirjana Bobić Mojsilović, THE ABCs OF LIFE is a modern drama series, produced by Contrast Studios in cooperation with Telekom Srbija.
Differing greatly from the rest of Serbian mainstream TV production by its unique genre, THE ABCs OF LIFE, distinctive by its original, innovative approach in artistic narration and directing process of the creator and director Jelena Bajić Jočić, is a story dedicated to male-female relations, one of the greatest inspirations of Mirjane Bobić Mojsilović’s literature.
THE ABCs OF LIFE, an intriguing and amusing story, tragicomic and grave at times is centred on one urban Belgrade family, the Popoviches. Vesna and Urosh fell in love as students, overwhelmed with young passion and enthusiasm. Then, longing for better life and success in this modern trivial society, where status, career and wealth is everything, they lost that special connection. So, after 25 years of marriage and life together, their family begun falling apart. When they finally found what they were looking for, Vesna and Urosh realised they have lost each other. Devastated and embarrassed, running from the reality, they start wandering through love affairs, lies, deceits, remorse and identity crises.
The story follows both female and male aspect at the same time. Dynamic, filled with flashbacks depicting the past life of the family, with voice-over narration deepening their intimate drama, the series brings us a sincere story of modern society with all its phenomenon – family crises, disturbed human relations, middle age crises, social crises. Seen through the eyes of one married couple, this actually is a story about all of us, about modern families, divorce epidemics and loneliness.
THE ABCs OF LIFE is a story of love, lost lives, disappointment, awakening and remorse, about people trying to save pieces of their wasted happiness.This strong, emotional story is brought to life by an outstanding cast. The actors playing two leading roles of Vesna and Urosh Popovich are – brilliant and charismatic actress, star of the Beograde theatre “Atelje 212”, Aleksandra Jankovic and multilingual, international actor, with European movie and TV career, Jadran Malkovich.
THE ABCs OF LIFE was mainly filmed in Belgrade exclusive high end neighbourhoods, mansions, restaurants and hotels, and some other attractive locations such as vineyards at Fruska Gora Mountain etc.
Aleksandra Janković, Jadran Malkovich, Isidora Simijonović, Nebojša Milovanović, Jovana Stipić, Anđelka Prpić, Anastasia Mandić, Nedeljko Bajić, Miona Marković, Đorđe Mišina, Tihomir Stanić, Katarina Gojković, Milan Čučilović, Milena Pavlović, Hana Beštić, Đorđe Živadinović, Miloš Đorđević, Nela Mihailović, Damjan Kecojević, Jovo Maksić, Iva Štrljić, Danina Jeftić, Stefan Bundalo, Jelena Mila
SPECIAL GUEST STARS:
Mirjana Bobić Mojsilović, Radoš Bajić, Aljoša Vučković, Igor Lazić Niggor