Family Therapy

by Sonja Prosenc

Odrešitev za začetnike, fiction, digital DCP, 1,37:1 Academy, c, 122 min
Ready to premiere 2024

"Family Therapy" revolves around a Slovenian 'nouveau riche' family living in a glass house, exuding an air of detached superiority. This serves as a satirical backdrop for a humorous reimagining of the premise from Pasolini's “Teorema”: a young stranger arrives at the family household, disrupting the delicate balance of the family's dynamics and revealing a world of chaos and the family's dysfunctional relationships hidden beneath the surface. Through this family's story, the film explores contemporary social issues within the tone of a tragicomedy.

Sonja Prosenc
Sonja Prosenc, Despina Ladi
script consultants
Marie Amachoukeli, Emmanuel Oberg, Kristoffer Joner
Sonja Prosenc
Rok Sečen, Sonja Prosenc
Marta Zaccaron, Fabiana Balsamo, Jarle Bjørknes, Tamara Babun, Matija Drniković, Dimče Stojanovski
Žigan Krajnčan
director of photography
Mitja Ličen
film editor
Ivana Fumić
production designer
Tajana Čanić Stanković
costume designers
Dubravka Skvrce, Gilda Venturini
key make-up artists
Lija Ivančič, Tina Šubic
sound designer
Gisle Tveito
Marko Mandić, Aliocha Schneider, Katarina Stegnar, Mila Bezjak, Judita Franković Brdar, Jure Henigman, Borja Repe Novak, Ana Đurić, Kristoffer Joner, Alexis Matera, Matija Vastl, Mirjam Korbar, Stane Tomazin, Donatella de Colle, Žigan Krajnčan, Jernej Kogovšek
Zavod Mono o
RTV Slovenija, Incipit film, Incitus Films, Wolfgang i Dolly, Living Pictures
in collaboration with
Creative Europe - MEDIA, Slovenian Film Centre, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism - MiBACT, Regional audiovisual fund Friuli Venezia Giulia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Zefyr Media Fund, Filmkraft Rogaland, Film Center Serbia

Rok Sečen
Sonja Prosenc

Sonja Prosenc

Sonja Prosenc is an internationally awarded and critically acclaimed writer - director. Her second feature History of Love was awarded in the Crystal Globe Competition, Karlovy Vary IFF 2018. Besides international and domestic film awards her accolades include representation at Slamdance as one of the four globally selected directors of the future, at Cineuropa as one of eight European female directors to watch, and selection to Eurimages Gold Album. Both of her feature films (The Tree, History of Love) served as Official OSCAR Entries (2016, 2020). She glides successfully between internationally acclaimed arthouse dramas, comedy (awarded short Paradise, 2019) and mystery thriller TV series (Trigrad, first presented at Series Mania in France, and nominated for Heart of Sarajevo in seven out of eight categories at Sarajevo Film Festival 2023). With her third feature “Family Therapy” (original: Odrešitev za začetnike), she combines comedy with her distinctive artistic vision, creating a unique cinematic experience.

“Presented at Producers On The Move, Cannes Film Festival 2018, Rome’s Mia Market 2021.”