Granny’s Sexual Life
Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard
Slovenia | 2021 | 13’40 | v.o. sott. ITA
Four old women reflect on their memories of old times when they were young and how different the relationships between men and women were back then. Their voices merge into one single voice, that of the grandmother Vera, who tells her story in proper detail. A trip into grandmother’s youth and the memories of her intimate life illustrate the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century.
Direction: Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard
Screenplay: Urška Djukić
Animation: Émilie Pigeard
Editing: Urška Djukić
Music: Tomaž Grom
Sound Design: Julij Zornik
Production: Studio Virc, Olivier Catherin, Ikki Films
Urška Djukić (1986) studied at the Academy of Arts in Nova Gorica. Her short film Bon Appétit, La Vie! won the award for Best Short at the National Festival of Slovenian Film 2016. In 2021 Urska continued the development of her debut film within Torino Film Lab. By combining live-action, animation and various forms of experimental techniques Urška Djukić creates hybrid visual narratives and is especially focused on exploring topics of contemporary womanhood.
Émilie Pigeard dreamed of becoming either a magician or a lawyer. In the end, after a year at the Sorbonne, she entered the prestigious Arts Décoratifs school in Paris, specializing in Animation. In 2014, Émilie studied at the German Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) as part of an Erasmus exchange. There she met Anna Bergmann, a German film-maker who shared the same enthusiasm for animated movies.