Little Trouble Girls

by Urška Djukić

Little Trouble Girls, fiction
In production

A shy and sensitive 16-year-old Lucija spends her first year singing at a Catholic high school choir navigating between her environment’s expectations and her budding curiosity in eroticism. Tender and humorous coming-of-age meditation on the origins of the question: whose body is my body?

Urška Djukić, Marina Gumzi
Urška Djukić
Jožko Rutar
Katarina Prpić, Miha Černec, Julie Paratian, Marina Gumzi
director of photography
Lev Predan Kowarski
film editors
Vladimir Gojun, Ivan Gergolet
production designer
Vasja Kokelj
costume designer
Gilda Venturini
Jara Sofija Ostan, Mina Švajger, Nataša Burger, Lotos Vincenc Šparovec, Špela Frlic
SPOK Films
Izazov 365, Staragara IT, Sister Productions, Nosorogi
in collaboration with
First Films First, Ponta Lopud, Cinéfondation, Moulin d'Andé, Torino Film Lab
Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Film Studio Viba Film, Italian Ministry of Culture, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG

SPOK Films
Jožko Rutar

Urška Djukić

Urška Djukić studied at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica. In 2016, she made a short film Bon Appétit, La Vie! and won the Vesna Award for Best Short Film at the 19th Slovenian Film Festival. In 2018, she co-directed The Right One, which premiered at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2019 as part of the SEE Factory Sarajevo mon amour omnibus. In the same year, she was selected for the 39th edition of the Cinéfondation Residence, where she developed her first feature film Little Trouble Girls. In 2021, she continued the development of her debut feature at the Torino Film Lab. Urška's new short animated documentary film Granny's Sexual Life has won several awards, including the Grand Prix at Tampere FF 2022. It is one of 12 candidates for the César Award 2023 and has won the European Film Academy Award for Best Short Film 2022.

SPOK Film was established in 2016 and is dedicated to discovering, promoting and distributing new talents of Slovenian cinema worldwide as well as world cinema in Slovenia and Southeast Europe. The company was established by Jožko Rutar, who previously worked as a producer at Staragara Production and was a managing director of Slovenian Film Centre. With 20 years of experience in production, film funding and policy making, the company is focused on developing, producing, promoting and distributing high-end art-house films, as well as offering a wide range of various consultations in the field of film. Its first completed minority co-production Murina, directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, was presented at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2021 and awarded with Caméra d'Or.