The Space Within Us
by Rahela Jagrič Pirc
The Space Within Us is a youth coming-of-age drama about a dark-skinned teenager Tobi, who has to accompany his mother for a vacation in her home village in Slovenia. Tobi is not too keen on the idea, and he gets even more frustrated as he faces the local children’s racial prejudices for the first time. Tjaša, a tomboy who introduces Tobi to a blind old astronomer Herman, seems to be the only bright light. Herman invites the boy to a forgotten observatory, where he shares his extensive knowledge of astronomy and teaches him about the truths of life that originate in space and affect life on Earth. The astronomical observatory also represents a shelter where Tobi can hide when he finds out that his parents are experiencing serious marriage problems.
Rahela Jagrič Pirc graduated in film and video production in 2008 (Wolverhampton, UK). She attended the Berlinale Talent Campus 2010, was selected for the Kyoto Filmmakers Lab 2011, received a fellowship from the reputable German Filmmaking programme Nipkow 2011, attended the IUGTE filmmakers lab in the Russian Theatre in Lithuania 2013, was invited by the European Film Academy to attend the filmmakers’ programme Sunday in a Country in Luxembourg 2014, etc. The Space Within Us is Rahela’s debut feature.
Rahela Jagrič Pirc, Darja Medić
Rahela Jagrič Pirc
director of photography
key make-up artist
Kolja Chilima Budišin, Ivo Barišič, Manca Dorrer, Irena Mihelič, Alenka Kraigher, Aljaž Jovanović, Aljaž Tepina, Romulo Filipe de Figueiredo de Almeida, Matic Jamar, Neja Čušin
RTV Slovenija, MB Grip, NuFrame, Zvokarna, Mir Media Group
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre