The Family

May 3, 2018 - 20:00 @ IL Kino | May 4, 2018 - 20:00 @ ACUDKino

At fourteen, Matej’s family confronts him with the world of mental disorders and he spends his time isolated from his peers. At 20, when he becomes a father himself, it looks as if he would be able to transcend his past and create a family of his ownHis behaviour and personality, deeply affected by his history, disturbs his new-found peace – making it difficult for him to give a full sense to the relationship with his daughter. In this project, genuinely filmed for 10 years without a script, Rok Bicek observes what a family is – the inescapable bonds it generates, the thread of flesh and blood that will belong to us forever. The Family is a real time observation that transcends the work of fiction, keeping intact pathos and truth. It had its World Premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Cast & Crew

Producer: Rok Bicek, Erna Gorše
Production Company: Cvinger film, Zwinger film
Cast: Matej Rajk , Barbara Kastelec, Nia Kastelec
Cinematography: Rok Bicek
Editor: Rok Bicek, Yulia Roschina
Sound Design: Julij Zornik

Director Rok Bicek
Country Slovenia, Austria
Year 2017
Length 106 min
Language Slovenian with English subtitles