Body

by Petra Seliškar

Telo, 2023, documentary, 1,77:1 (16:9), 25, c, 91 min
Finished
SI, MK, HR

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.

screenwriter
Petra Seliškar
director
Petra Seliškar
producer
Petra Seliškar
co-producers
Sara Ferro, Tamara Babun
associate producer
Victor Ede
director of photography
Brand Ferro
music composer
Vladimir Rakić
film editors
Saško Potter Micevski, Sandra Bastašić
sound designers
Vladimir Rakić, Vera Galešev
featuring
Urška Ristić, Zoja Ristić, Bojan Ristić, Mija Ristić, Petra Seliškar, Mitko Filev, Danica Žvan, Maja Povše, Tita Cvetković, Romina Ponti, Juri Pipkane, Tibor Rep, Boris Damovski, Alojz Ihan, Adele Kohout, Terra Ferro Seliškar, Jakim Tasevski, Dragan Mishevski
production
Petra Pan Film
co-production
PPFP, Wolfgang i Dolly
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, North Macedonia Film Agency, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages, Région Sud - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Creative Europe - MEDIA
sales
LightDox
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.”

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

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