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The Space Within Us

  • Fiction Film
youth
  • 2021
  • Slovenia

An abandoned star observatory unites a blind astronomer and a teenager Toby.

The Space Within Us is a youth coming-of-age drama about a dark-skinned teenager Tobi, who has to accompany his mother for a vacation in her home village in Slovenia. Tobi is not too keen on the idea, and he gets even more frustrated as he faces the local children’s racial prejudices for the first time. Tjaša, a tomboy who introduces Tobi to a blind old astronomer Herman, seems to be the only bright light. Herman invites the boy to a forgotten observatory, where he shares his extensive knowledge of astronomy and teaches him about the truths of life that originate in space and affect life on Earth. The astronomical observatory also represents a shelter where Tobi can hide when he finds out that his parents are experiencing serious marriage problems.

Director Rahela Jagrič Pirc
Cast Kolja Chilima Budišin, Ivo Barišič, Manca Dorrer
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The film introduces us to the mysterious world of space exploration, in which the protagonist realises that certain laws of the universe can also apply to our everyday lives and interpersonal relation

The film introduces us to the mysterious world of space exploration, in which the protagonist realises that certain laws of the universe can also apply to our everyday lives and interpersonal relations. I see the universe as a universal subject that has driven people towards exploration ever since the dawn of humanity, which is why I hope that everyone will be able to discover a piece of themselves in the film.

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Alternative title
The Space Within Us (english)
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Production countries
Slovenia
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