Taming the Wicked

by Dominik Mencej

Divjad, fiction
In progress


A young foreign woman marries into a harsh rural life, where she must face superstitious accusations from her new family.

Dominik Mencej, Dijana Mencej
Dominik Mencej
Jerca Jerič, Andraž Jerič
Slovenian Film Centre, Creative Europe - MEDIA
Dominik Mencej

Dominik Mencej is a Slovenian film and TV director, writer, and multimedia artist. His work revolves around finding new ways of telling untold stories, turning the lens into uncommon directions. His debut fiction feature Riders (2022) premiered in competition at the Sarajevo Film Festival and was the official Slovenian entry for the Academy Awards. Taming the Wicked was his project in development at the NIPKOW Programme (2023) under the working title Aberrant Bride.

Temporama was established in 2013 with a goal of providing support for the new generation of up-and-coming Slovenian film-makers. Their first feature film Consequences by Darko Štante premiered at Toronto IFF in 2018, followed by a considerable international success. Their most recent focus has been on producing feature films, with several titles currently in production or development, but they remain active in short form, documentary film, television content, and experimental cinema.