Granny’s Sexual Life

by Urška Djukić

Babičino seksualno življenje, 2021, animated, documentary, digital DCP, 1,33:1 (4:3), c, 13 min
Finished

A glimpse at grandmother’s youth and the memories of her intimate life that illustrate the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century. The strict doctrine of the Catholic Church imposed the social conventions, according to which women were easily perceived as mere objects for the satisfaction of their husbands’ sexual needs. This was especially true of the countryside. Situations that involved suffering, fear, and resignation like the ones grandmother Vera would experience throughout her life are depicted in a humorous animation that overcomes the old taboos with imaginative strokes.

Urška Djukić

Urška Djukić (1986) graduated from the UNG School of Arts. Her short Bon Appétit, La Vie! received the Best Short Film Award at the 2016 FSF. In 2018, she was invited to participate at the SEE Factory, a joint project for young directors curated by the Directors’ Fortnight and the Sarajevo FF. In this context, she co-directed a short film The Right One that was presented at the 2019 Cannes IFF. In the same year, she was selected for the 39th Cinéfondation Residence, where she continued the development of her debut feature Little Trouble Girls. By combining live-action, animation, and various forms of experimental techniques, Urška Djukić creates hybrid visual narratives and is especially focused on exploring topics related to contemporary womanhood.

WP:
The Ottawa International Animation Festival, Official competition, 2021

Awards:
Animamted Encouners Grand Prix special mention best animated film (Encounters, 2021)

screenwriter
Urška Djukić
co-writer
Maria Bohr
director
Urška Djukić
co-director
Émilie Pigeard
producer
Boštjan Virc
co-producers
Olivier Catherin, Edwina Liard, Nidia Santiago
animator
Émilie Pigeard
music composer
Tomaž Grom
film editor
Urška Djukić
sound designer
Julij Zornik
cast
Doroteja Nadrah (voice), Jure Henigman (voice), Mara Vilar (voice), Božena Zabret (voice), Bojana Ciglič (voice)
production
Studio Virc
co-production
Ikki Films
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Ciclic – Centre Val de Loire, CNC - Fonds Sud, Arte - Association relative à la télévision européenne, Creative Europe - MEDIA