Družinica

The Basics of Killing

  • Fiction Film
  • 95’
drama
  • 2017
  • Slovenia, Serbia

The focus is on the disintegration of an idyllic relationship between parents, Marko and Dunja. This is due to a lack of respect, caused by loss of employment and a financial breakdown. In time, the parents are no longer able to bear their burden, which is thus increasingly weighing their children down. In Slovenia, the story from The Basics of Killing occurs on a daily basis, but it could happen anywhere. To those familiar with the phenomenon, the film will be a painful experience, to others, may it be a warning.

Director Jan Cvitkovič
Cast Primož Vrhovec, Irena Kovačevič, Miha Kosec
Awards 4 awards and 1 nomination

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Editing

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Costume design

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Make-up

key make-up artist

Sound design

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script supervisor/continuity
DI producer
post production coordinator
colorist

production

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Vesna Award
best cinematography
2017

Za Marka Brdarja je filmsko platno kot slikarsko platno, kamor sloj za slojem nanaša barve in njihove odtenke, sence in njihovo stopnjevanje, temo in svetlobo, ki dajejo filmom dodatno, čisto novo dimenzijo. Njegova kamera je kot občutljivo oko, ki živi za svoje like.

Vesna Award
best music/score
2017

Damir Avdić je s svojo avtorsko glasbo v filmih Družinica in Ivan ustvaril diskretno a ekspresivno glasbeno ozadje, ki o dogajanju pogosto pove veliko več kot besede, ki jih izrekajo nastopajoči. Avdićeva glasba je tesnobna in lepa hkrati, zlasti pa je izjemno filmska, saj se je avtor namesto na glasbeni razvoj osredotočil na oblikovanje vzdušja. Njegovi glasbeni motivi tako redko obsegajo več kot zgolj nekaj akordov, vendar pa prav vsak od teh zadane natanko tja, kamor meri.

Vesna Award
best sound design
2017

Boštjan Kačičnik je s svojim prispevkom ustvaril pestro in hkrati pretresljivo zvočno kuliso, ki zagotavlja, da gledalcev dogajanje ne zadane zgolj v srce, pač pa tudi v želodec.

Vesna Award
best costume design
2017

Emil Cerar in Polonca Valentinčič sta s svojimi kostumi spretno poudarila tako počasno drsenje družine na socialni rob kot tudi raznovrstnost načinov, s katerimi se posamezni člani družine soočajo z izzivi revščine.

Nominations
Iris Award
best cinematography
2018

Kategorija: celovečerni igrani film.

Premiere
27.08.2017, Montréal World Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
Alternative title
The Basics of Killing (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Slovenia, Serbia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
2,39:1 // 2,35:1
Duration and length
95 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
Dolby SRD
Screening formats
digital DCP
Cameras
Arri Alexa
Budget
Budget estimate
857,083 EUR
Grants
150,000 EUR
public call / Production
2015
494,950 EUR
public call / for the production of public cinematographic works by independent producers
2012

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