Goodnight, Irene / Irena, lahko noč (2017)

72 min / documentary feature, Feature Film

An extraordinary love story of Irena and Avguštin Maučec from Turinšče, a village in the region of Prekmurje, Slovenia. In the 1990s, soon after their wedding Irena and Avguštin had a bad car accident that left Irena with a serious brain injury. Failing to wake up, she was given up on by the doctors to die a slow death. Avguštin would not agree: he took her home and has since been giving her selfless care. After years of battling the healthcare system, he decided at the age of 40 to study law. He is now about to take his bar exams, and find a job to be able to take proper care of Irena.


Avguštin Mavčec
Irena Mavčec

Film crew

Director: Miha Možina, Haidy Kancler
Screenwriter: Miha Čelar
D.O.P.: Uroš Hočevar
Music author: Ethnotrip
Production designer: Miha Čelar
Costume Designer: Zvonka Makuc
Editor: Aleksandar Stanojević
Sound designer: Miha Stabej
Sound recordist: Vincent Laurence
Producer: Miha Čelar


Co-producer: Radiotelevizija Slovenija, javni zavod, Ljubljana
Production Company: Astral
Co-funding: Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Colours: color
Sound: stereo