The Basics of Killing / Družinica
14. september 2017 | 20.30
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|
|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|
|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.