School of Arts master’s graduate Urška Djukić is filming her debut feature film Little Trouble Girls

Date of publication: 22. 6. 2023

Urška Djukić is a multi-awarded film artist who is an alumna of the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts.

Jara Sofija Ostan in Mina Švajger. Photo: Arhiv SPOK Films
Jara Sofija Ostan in Mina Švajger. Photo: Arhiv SPOK Films

The filming of her highly anticipated debut feature film with the working title Little Trouble Girls began in the Friuli town of Čedad on June 20.

Last year, the European Film Academy (EFA) awarded Urška’s short animated documentary Granny’s Sexual Life (2021) the best European short film. The film’s producer Boštjan Virc described this success as a historic achievement of Slovenian cinema, comparable to the top results achieved by Slovenian athletes in the world. This year, Granny’s Sexual Life won the César, an award from the French Film Academy. Last week, Urška Djukić received the Župančič Award of the City of Ljubljana for her creative work in the last two years.

Little Trouble Girls continues an important theme that Urška developed in Granny’s Sexual Life, that is, the influence of social patterns and rules passed down through the generations on girls and their perception of their own bodies.

The story of the film is about a shy and sensitive teenager, Lucia, who, growing up, navigates between the expectations of the environment and the discovery of her own sexuality. It is a tense but also humorous coming-of-age film that searches for an answer to the question of whose body is my body.


Source: Slovenian Film Centre, a public agency of the Republic of Slovenia