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We Are Having a Boy

January 15, 2023


We Are Having a Boy


We Are Having a Boy



A pregnant woman and her boyfriend are shopping for groceries when her wallet goes missing. They suspect a Romani boy.
Trying to prove himself to her, the boyfriend takes matters into his own hands.


Nika, a soon to be mother, and her boyfriend Bojan are out shopping for groceries. While they are squabbling over pricey pasta, they get briefly interrupted by Jasmin, a Romani boy. At the till, Nika realises her wallet has gone missing. The search doesn’t bear fruit, and Nika gets upset by Bojan who is ready to leave without the wallet. She again notices Jasmin in the kid’s corner. While she is uneasy about approaching him, Bojan is
now willing to do anything to set things right. He tries to check Jasmin’s bag. The boy isn’t cooperating and things get quickly out of hand. Meta, the boy’s adoptive mother, rushes to the scene. She calls them out on their racism in front of the curious crowd. Nika’s worst nightmare ensues, but Bojan can’t swallow his pride. They return to the car, having lost much more than the wallet.

Author’s Note

These days, everybody seems to be in a race of righteousness. We are constantly declaring our moral and political opinions. However, when you are just an observer the stakes are low. In We are Having a Boy a self-proclaimed open and liberal couple finds itself in the middle of a
polarizing event occurring in a public space. They are faced with a problem. If they want to get back their wallet, they might appear racist. As they are trying to find the right approach, their carefully constructed public images rapidly dissolve, revealing truths that should have remained hidden. We are having a boy is a whirlwind of shifting positions and emotions. We want to remain close to the characters and carefully document how their seemingly banal decisions lead
to catastrophic personal outcomes.

Company Profile

Cvinger Film was founded in 2011 by the internationally acclaimed Slovenian film director Rok Biček with the objective of developing and producing author-driven documentary and fiction films by up-and-coming talents. Cvinger’s entire catalog kick-started in A-listed festivals – Venice, Berlinale, Locarno, Toronto, Karlovy Vary and was met with a positive critical reception both, at home and abroad. In the last ten years, we explored new markets and allowed young directors enough time to develop their projects in a thorough manner. This approach resulted in bold and memorable films with strong artistic approaches, which were recognized within the industry and among audiences. Attentive creative collaboration with filmmakers paid off and resulted in lasting relationships with directors and international co-producers. To this date, Cvinger produced & co-produced six feature documentaries and fiction films, as well as four shorts.