Washed and Buried

by Martin Turk

Čista in zakopana, fiction
In progress


A sudden return to her remote hometown and confrontation with ancient local traditions will set Nadia (40), a successful lawyer from Milan, on a journey to re-examine her identity and position within her estranged Slovenian family and the village community.

Martin Turk, Fabrizio Bozzetti
Martin Turk
Ida Weiss
Marta Zaccaron, Inja Korać
director of photography
Radislav Jovanov - Gonzo
film editor
Tomislav Pavlic
production designer
Elisabetta Ferrandino
costume designer
Gilda Venturini
Lara Komar
Bela Film
Incipit Film, Cobra Chicks, RTV Slovenia, Senca Studio
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, Creative Europe – Media, MJU, FVG Audiovisual Fund, FVG Film Commission
Martin Turk

Martin Turk was born in 1978 in Trieste, Italy, and graduated from the Ljubljana Film Academy. He is alumni of Cannes Cinefondation Residence (2009). His short films include "A SLICE OF LIFE" (Premiers Plan d'Angers, Best Slovenian Short Film 2006), "EVERY DAY IS NOT THE SAME" (Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2008), "STEALING THE CORN" (Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2010), "A WELL-SPENT AFTERNOON" (Oberhausen SFF, Promotional Award Children's Film Competition, 2016), and "AROUND THE CORNER" (Uppsala SFF, 2023). His feature films include "FEED ME WITH YOUR WORDS" (Tallinn Black Nights, 2012), "GOOD DAY’S WORK" (Busan IFF, 2018) and "DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE" (Rome IFF – Alice nella Citta, 2019).

Bela Film was established in 1998 and has since become one of Slovenia's leading production companies. Its track record include over 35 titles, primarily art-house feature films, creative documentaries, and shorts that have been presented at numerous festivals, including Berlinale, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, and IDFA. Company is led by Ida Weiss (ACE, EAVE, EWA, and EFA member). Her recent productions include the short films "Around The Corner" (featured in over thirty festivals, including Uppsala SFF, 2023) and "Sports Day" (Premiers Plans d'Angers, 2024), as well as the children's feature film "Beanie" (featured in over thirty festivals, including Cinekid 2022, with more than 120,000 cinema admissions in Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, and Luxembourg).