The Body

by Petra Seliškar

Telo, 2023, documentary, 1,77:1 (16:9), 25, c, 91 min


Filmed over a period of 20 years, Body is a sensitive and intimate exploration of the extraordinary life and intricate inner world of a woman who fights to resist a series of rare auto-immune diseases with her indomitable spirit. The film blends intimate conversations, personal archives and creative visuals to explore the mysteries of the human body and the power of art and friendship to understand its essence. A tumultuous journey towards healing and self-acceptance.

Petra Seliškar
Petra Seliškar
Petra Seliškar
associate producer
Victor Ede
Sara Ferro, Tamara Babun
director of photography
Brand Ferro
music composer
Vladimir Rakić
film editor
Saško Potter Micevski, Sandra Bastašić
sound designer
Vladimir Rakić, Vera Galešev
Urška Ristić, Zoja Ristić, Bojan Ristić, Mija Ristić, Petra Seliškar, Mitko Filev, Danica Žvan, Maja Povše, Tita Cvetković, Romina Ponti
Petra Pan Film
PPFP, Wolfgang i Dolly
Slovenian Film Centre, North Macedonia Film Agency, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages, Région Sud - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Creative Europe - MEDIA
Petra Seliškar

Director, writer, and producer Petra Seliškar (1978) founded her own production house Petra Pan Film in 2003, focusing on creative documentaries. With her wealth of experience and talent, she has flourished as a filmmaker with profound insight, sensibility, strong narrative force, and an innovative approach. Seliškar’s filmography includes the following internationally awarded documentaries: Farewell (2020), My World Is Upside Down (2015), Mother Europe (2013), and The Grandmothers of Revolution (2006). Petra had co-produced more than 20 international films.

“I want the film to reach all the people who need it, especially those who have lost hope along the way. Urška is a hero who has overcome difficult situations. This is not a film about illness; it is a film about human strength.”


SFF - Sarajevo Film Festival, Competition Programme - Documentary Film, 2023

Vesna Award best film (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2023)