The Space Among Us

by Rahela Jagrič Pirc

Vesolje med nami, 2021, fiction, digital DCP, 1,85:1, c, 100 min

The Space Among Us is a coming-of-age drama set in the rural town of Kostanjevica na Krki. Tobi is a 14-year-old boy from Canada, who comes to Slovenia with his mother Kristina to spend the summer with his grandma Gizela. Tobi is not excited to spend his holiday away from his father and his friends. The situation gets even worse when local kids start to bully him because of his skin colour. The only positive thing around is a free-spirited girl named Tjaša.

Rahela Jagrič Pirc, Darja Medić
Rahela Jagrič Pirc
Boštjan Ikovic
director of photography
Darko Herič
music composer
Janez Dovč
film editor
Mateja Rackov
production designer
Miha Ferkov
costume designer
Nadja Bedjanić
key make-up artist
Anita Ferčak
sound designer
Boštjan Kačičnik
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, Jakob Cilenšek, Liam Cimperman
RTV Slovenija, MB Grip, NuFrame, Zvokarna, Mir Media Group
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, Film Center Serbia, The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia
Con Film
Coccinelle Film Sales

Boštjan Ikovic

Rahela Jagrič Pirc

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.

“The Space Among Us is a coming-of-age film that introduces us to the mysterious world of space exploration, in which the protagonist realises that certain laws of the universe can also apply to our everyday lives and interpersonal relations. This realisation helps him to win over a girl, reunite his parents, and defeat a gang of village brats. I see the universe as a universal subject that has driven people towards exploration ever since the dawn of humanity, which is why I hope that everyone will be able to discover a piece of themselves in the film.”

Award best film (Freeze Frame IFF, 2023) , Vesna Award best supporting role (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2022)