On Monday 27 March at 6 p.m., the film “BORN JUST NOW” by Robert Adanto will be screened at RUFA. The documentary offers an intimate look at the life of artist Marta Jovanović, struggling to cope with the violence that has ended an eight-year marriage.
The director and the protagonist of the documentary will be in the hall for a Q&A with the audience.

Daring to live on her own terms, Jovanović has chosen art and art-making over marriage and abuse.
Through provocative acts of endurance exploring intimacy, motherhood and the trauma of the Balkan wars, she seeks to confront, release, and liberate her own pain in the name of art. This personal portrait is a moving reflection on what it means to be a fearless female artist living in the 21st century.


85 minutes

MAIN CAST: Marta Jovanović, Ivana Ranisavljević, Kathy Battista, Anja Foerschner, Milica Pekić, Jovo Bakić, Vladislav Scepanović, Jean-Daniel Ruch, and Sara Kostić

Director: Robert Adanto
Executive Producer: Anthony E. Zuiker
Editor: Michael Gonzalez
DOP: Lazar Bogdanović
Additional Camera: Daniel Cole-Pares
Composer: Kolja Brand
Additional Music: Jeff Pagano

Born Just Now premiered at the 2018 BELDOCS International Documentary Film Festival in Serbia.
The film was named Best Documentary at the 2019 Arte NonStop Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In June of 2020 it was named Outstanding Feature Documentary at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival in New York. The film also received the International Documentary Feature Film Award at the 4th edition of FECIP: Festival de Cine de Porto Viejo in Ecuador. During the pandemic, Robert’s documentary was a Finalist in the documentary competition at both InterDoc, the International Documentary Film Festival in Moscow, and R.E.D. International Film Festival in Eina, Norway. Born Just Now was also an Official Selection at the Prishtina International Film Festival in Kosovo, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and was screened throughout Poland as an Official Selection of On Art Film Festival, where it will be presented in Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Lodz, Sopot and Wroclaw.

A fellow of the Sundance Institute Documentary Program and classically-trained actor, Robert Adanto’s films have enjoyed screenings at over 50 international film festivals and have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, The MFA Boston, LACMA, The Hammer Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and The National Museum of Australia in Canberra, amongst others. He is currently living in Los Angeles, where he is working on an animated non-fiction film with producers Laszlo Santa and Dirk Manthey. Robert Adanto earned his MFA in Acting at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Watch the trailer


We look forward to seeing you on Monday 27 March at Pastificio Cerere – Via degli Ausoni 7 – to attend the screening of the documentary in the presence of the director and the protagonist. The screening will start at 6 p.m.

Via degli Ausoni 7

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