Druzinica_FSF

The Basics of Killing / Družinica

14. september 2017 | 20.30
AMFITEATER

2017, 95′, colour, 5.1, DCP, 2.39:1

 

 

fiction / drama

 

The focus is on the disintegration of an idyllic relationship between parents, Marko and Dunja. This is due to a lack of respect, caused by loss of employment and a financial breakdown. In time, the parents are no longer able to bear their burden, which is thus increasingly weighing their children down.
In Slovenia, the story from The Basics of Killing occurs on a daily basis, but it could happen anywhere. To those familiar with the phenomenon, the film will be a painful experience, to others, may it be a warning.

 

DIRECTED BY Jan Cvitkovič
WRITTEN BY Jan Cvitkovič
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Marko Brdar
MUSIC Damir Avdić
EDITED BY Andrija Zafranović
PRODUCTION DESIGN Vasja Kokelj
COSTUME DESIGN Emil Cerar, Polonca Valentinčič
SOUND DESIGN Boštjan Kačičnik
MAKE-UP ARTIST Jasmina Mina Lilić
PRODUCER Aleš Pavlin, Andrej Štritof
PRODUCTION Perfo
CO-PRODUCTION Pilon media, RTV Slovenija
CAST Primož Vrhovec (Marko), Irena Kovačević (Dunja), Miha Košec (Miha), Ula Gulič (Mala)

 

Jan Cvitkovič (1966), director, screenwriter, and archaeologist. Born in Ljubljana, he has lived in Vipava, Tolmin, Idrija and in Karst. His films have been awarded globally, the two most high-profile awards being Lion of the Future at the Venice FF and Altadis, Best New Director Award at the San Sebastian FF. In a survey conducted by the Ekran magazine, Slovenian film critics and writers as well as filmmakers have proclaimed his film Bread and Milk as the best Slovenian film after 1991.