Family / Družina (2017)
Born into a special needs family in a peripheral village of a peripheral country, Matej is yet so very different – different from otherness as well as normality – so as to seem as if he had escaped the determination of his environment. However, his fate catches up as he and his girlfriend have a daughter, soon to be followed by the disintegration of their relationship. A custody battle ensues, until Matej decides to make a radical exit from the vicious circle of his family as well as life in general.
A reality film covering a decade, The Family is a search for feelings rather than sensationalism. A film without a script, yet with a host of co-writers, both human and inhuman.
Production Company: Cvinger film
Co-production Company: Zwinger film, Radiotelevizija Slovenija, javni zavod, Ljubljana
Co-funding: Filmski studio Viba film Ljubljana, Austrian Film Institute, Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS
Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85