Little Trouble Girls

by Urška Djukić

Little Trouble Girls, fiction, digital DCP, 105 min
Upcoming Q1 2024
SI, IT, HR, RS, FR

To fulfill her mother’s expectations, shy and sensitive 16-year-old Lucija enters the local Catholic high school choir. In the spring, the conductor takes the girls for a weekend of intensive rehearsals to the convent of the Ursuline Sisters in Cividale. At that time the convent is in the process of renovation by a group of Italian workers. An outgoing third-grader Ana-Marija notices Lucija’s interest in the attractive dark-eyed worker and they decide to play a trick on him. After an unfortunate first orgasm, deep feelings of shame overwhelm Lucija, and the struggle with guilt about her impulses begins. During a family dinner unexpected secrets are revealed.

screenwriter
Urška Djukić
co-writer
Marina Gumzi
director
Urška Djukić
producers
Jožko Rutar, Miha Černec
co-producers
David Cej, Katarina Prpić, Dragana Jovović, Marina Gumzi
associate producer
Julie Paratian
director of photography
Lev Predan Kowarski
music composer
Lojze Krajnčan
film editors
Vladimir Gojun, Ivan Gergolet
production designer
Vasja Kokelj
costume designer
Gilda Venturini
key make-up artist
Eva Uršič
sound designer
Julij Zornik
featuring
Jara Sofija Ostan, Saša Tabaković, Mina Švajger, Nataša Burger, Lotos Vincenc Šparovec, Špela Frlic, Matia Casson, Saša Pavček, Staša Popović, Mateja Strle, Irena Tomažin, Branko Završan
production
SPOK Films
co-production
Staragara IT, Izazov 365, Non-Aligned Films, Nosorogi, RTV Slovenija
in collaboration with
First Films First, Ponta Lopud, Moulin d'Andé, Torino Film Lab, Cinéfondation
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism - MiBACT, Regional audiovisual fund Friuli Venezia Giulia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, Film Studio Viba Film, RTV Slovenija

SPOK Films
Jožko Rutar

jozko.rutar@gmail.com

Urška Djukić

Urška Djukic’s last short film Granny’s Sexual Life has won over 50 awards, including the European Film Academy award 2022 for best short film and the César Award 2023 for best animated short film. In 2019 she developed her first feature film Little Trouble Girls in 39th edition of the Cinéfondation Residency and in December 2023 awarded for the best work-in-progress project at Les Arcs film festival.

Awards:
Titra Film Award best film (Les Arcs Film Festival, 2023)