• How to Say I Love You at Night

    Directed by Andree Ljutica
    USA | 17 minutes |

A sixteen-minute single-take film exploring notions of male-on-male intimacy, sexuality and violence through one romantic encounter gone awry between a drugged up Benny and an emotionally disturbed Paul.

In competition for Best LGBT+ Short

film details

Director: Andree Ljutica
Producers: Andree Ljutica, Maximilian Kurzweil, Andre Bato, Robin Ljutica
Screenwriter: Andree Ljutica
Cinematographers: Arseni Khachaturan
Editor: Andree Ljutica
Music: Augustus Muller
Cast: Mat Vairo, Chris Petrovski
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2020
Running Time: 17 minutes
Contact Email: sljutica@gmail.com
Website: https://www.howtosayiloveyouatnight.com/

director biography

Born in New York City, to an immigrant father from Montenegro and an American mother from the midwest, Andree allows the beautiful cultural tension built from this upbringing to inform his work at every turn.

With imagery marked by brooding minimalism and an attention to graphic composition, carried over from his training as a painter, his approach to the image is both formalistic and human, focusing on story in equal measure to atmosphere and visual punctuation. His narrative and documentary film works have screened for audiences as far as Australia's esteemed Flickerfest, the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center, and with his film, "Punta Cana," as an official selection at such prestigious film festivals as Palm Springs International and Guanajuato International. His latest short film, "How to Say I Love You at Night," a seventeen minute single-take story about two young men on a date gone awry is touring internationally, having visited numerous Oscar-qualifying festivals from Palm Springs, to Australia to Manchester International and home in New Jersey's International.

His commercial film and photography clients have included Nike, AirFrance, Brooklyn Museum, Everlast, Naked Music, Slashed by Tia, Boooom, Teen Vogue, Flaunt Magazine, Phosphenes Magazine.

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