Erik is a nine-year-old boy who lives in a youth home due to his troubled parents. His nickname is Beanie. His sole and only wish is to spend Christmas with his family. In the meanwhile, he is able to spend the vacation with a rich family and their daughter Mina, who dreams of having a puppy and a sister. Erik and Mina end up meeting Santa in the early hours of the morning in the house, but he is actually a thief in disguise. They hide in his car, full of hope, but the fake Santa disposes of them in the midst of the city. What follows next is an extraordinary journey!



Slobodan Maksimović


Slovenia, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Croatia


Slovenian dialogue, with Arabic & English subtitle


Feature Film


86 minutes

Production Year:

2022 (Middle East Premiere)

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Slobodan Maksimović

Slobodan Maksimovic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on May 1975. He graduated in film directing at Ljubljana' AGRFT. He is a director and assistant director, known for his short films. He won more than 30 international awards. His first feature "Thanks for Sunderland" (2012) was awarded best Slovenian film. His second feature “Nika” (2016) was awarded best youth film at Motovun Film Festival and screened worldwide. “Beanie” is one of his best directed films.