Woman of God

by Maja Prettner

Duhovnica, documentary, digital file, 1,85:1, 25, c, 98 min
Expected delivery: Q4 2023

Jana is a Evangelical Protestant pastor working in two small parishes in deprived villages on Slovenian outskirts. She has a strong religious background, with both of her parents being pastors. She has overcome childhood sexual abuse and a rebellious youth marked with troubled relationships. With her humorus and open spirit and in constant “search for God”, she feels more and more trapped in the traditional teachings of her Church. She is faced with a life’s dillema weather to step away from the pastorhood. It takes courage to stand up for your own beliefs and confront long burried family wounds as your body battles a life-threatening disease.

Maja Prettner, Iza Strehar, Boštjan Virc
Maja Prettner
Boštjan Virc
directors of photography
Jože Glažar, Michal Babinec
film editor
Sara Gjergek
sound designer
Simon Penšek
Jana Kerčmar Džuban
Studio Virc
Slovenian Film Centre, Al Jazeera (Documentary Channel)
Maja Prettner

Maja Prettner (1987) studied film direction at the AGRFT, University in Ljubljana. She has been working on documentary and fiction series and films with different television broadcasters. Her works have been shown at film festivals in Slovenia and abroad. Home Sweet Home was her first award-winning documentary feature. In 2017, she was a selected artist in residence in New York. In 2018, she was selected for Berlinale Talent Campus as part of the Berlinale festival.