NEW YORK, NY–Producers Anja Wedell and Munire Armstrong said today that Bikini, directed by Academy award nominee Milcho Manchevski, wrapped production in New York.
Questioning the lines between fiction and reality, Bikini tells the story of a documentary filmmaker and his girlfriend who take a charismatic but troubled woman into their home, turning their lives upside down. Manchevski also wrote the script, based on his story, together with W. P. Rosenthal. Czar Film, Germany, is spearheading production in association with Milkman Productions, NY, and YN Films, Canada.
Manchevski’s film Before the Rain was lauded in The New York Times as one of the “1,000 Best Films Ever Made”. The film went on to win the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, FIPRESCI and Independent Spirit, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also directed HBO’s The Wire and won an MTV Award.
Bikini features Condola Rashad in the leading role. A star of Showtime’s Billions and lauded Broadway actress (Romeo and Juliet, Stick Fly a.o.), Rashad can also be seen in Money Monster, with George Clooney and Julia Roberts, directed by Jodie Foster. Recently, Rashad appeared in Joshua Marston’s film Complete Unknown with Michael Shannon and Rachel Weisz, which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by Amazon Studios.
Bikini also stars Will Janowitz (HBO’s The Night Of), Sarah Goldberg (HBO’s upcoming series Barry directed by Bill Hader) and newcomer Sathya Sridharan.