The Family / Družina
14. september 2017 | 19.00
2017, 107′, colour, digital, DCP, 1:1.85
documentary / drama
Born into a special needs family in a peripheral village of a peripheral country, Matej is yet so very different – different from otherness as well as normality – so as to seem as if he had escaped the determination of his environment. However, his fate catches up as he and his girlfriend have a daughter, soon to be followed by the disintegration of their relationship. A custody battle ensues, until Matej decides to make a radical exit from the vicious circle of his family as well as life in general.
A reality film covering a decade, The Family is a search for feelings rather than sensationalism. A film without a script, yet with a host of co-writers, both human and inhuman.
|DIRECTED BY||Rok Biček|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Rok Biček|
|EDITED BY||Rok Biček, Yulia Roschina|
|SOUND DESIGN||Julij Zornik|
|CO-PRODUCTION||RTV Slovenija, Zwinger film|
|FEATURING||Matej Rajk, Nia Kastelec, Barbara Kastelec, Alenka Rajk, Mitja Rajk, Boris Rajk, Ivka Gruden, Emanoela Škulj, Robert Krese, Aleksej Kastelec|
Rok Biček (1985) has won awards at various festivals for his distinctive auteur approach to his student films as well as to his feature debut Class Enemy, which premiered at the 28th Venice International Film Critics’ Week and qualified as a finalist for the 2014 Lux Prize.