Redemption

by Sonja Prosenc

Odrešitev, fiction, digital DCP, c, 105 min
Principal photography Q4 2023
SI, IT, HR, RS, NO

In this black comedy drama, we meet a seemingly perfect family consisting of Olivija, Aleksander, and their daughter Agata. When the 25-year-old Julijan arrives in their home, their lives are turned upside down, and their dysfunctional relationships are revealed. Through humour, Redemption explores the theme of the emotionally empty elites and places it in the context of contemporary social issues.

director
Sonja Prosenc
producers
Rok Sečen, Sonja Prosenc
director of photography
Mitja Ličen
film editor
Ivana Fumić
production designer
Tatjana Čanić Stanković
costume designers
Gilda Venturini, Dubravka Skvrce
key make-up artists
Lija Ivančič, Tina Šubic
featuring
Mila Bezjak, Aliocha Schneider, Marko Mandić, Katarina Stegnar, Judita Franković Brdar, Jure Henigman, Kristoffer Joner, Ana Đurić, Matija Vastl
production
Zavod Mono o
co-production
Incipit film, Incitus Films, Wolfgang i Dolly, Living Pictures
co-funding
Creative Europe - MEDIA, Filmkraft Rogaland, Zefyr Media Fund, Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenija, Italian Ministry of Culture, Regional audiovisual fund Friuli Venezia Giulia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia

MONOO

Rok Sečen
rok@monoo.si
Sonja Prosenc
sonja@monoo.si

Sonja Prosenc

Sonja Prosenc is a writer and director. After her feature films The Tree (2014) and History of Love (2018), which won an award in the Main Competition at Karlovy Vary IFF 2018, the dark comical drama Redemption will be her third feature. Her first two feature films received numerous awards at festivals around the globe and were official Oscar entries for Slovenia in 2016 and 2020. Sonja was selected by Cineuropa as one of eight most promising European female film directors and was presented in the Eurimages’ Gold Album of 50 female directors of the last 20 years in 2020. Her distinctive and poetic approach to film language has been appreciated by cinephiles and film critics alike, but she also likes to venture into genre film; in 2019, her short comedy called Paradise received a national Best Short Film Award.

“Presented at Producers On The Move, Cannes Film Festival 2018, Rome’s Mia Market 2021.”
The Monoo production house is characterized by distinctive voices in film. Their films aim to tell personal and intimate stories against a backdrop of relevant social issues. They can be poetic and visually stunning, cleverly comical or lyrical but always original. Monoo aims to set up their films as international co-productions, to team up with excellent film authors from countries across the continent to produce or co-produce films as envisioned by respective directors. Their two features from the last two years—Son by Ines Tanović and History of Love by Sonja Prosenc—were both supported by Media and Eurimages, they received awards at home and abroad, and were selected to represent their countries as Oscar candidates. At the moment Monoo’s upcoming line-up includes a film for young audience Colony written by Sonja Prosenc, a dramedy 17 Moments of Summer written by Despina Ladi, and a dark comedy drama in pre-production Redemption.