History of Love at Karlovy Vary IFF

Second feature film by Sonja Prosenc History of Love was selected to Karlovy Vary IFF Main Competition Program.

Lenka Tyrpáková, KVIFF programmer, wrote about the film:

“Seventeen-year-old Iva is in the process of coming to terms with the death of her mother. Influenced by this deep personal loss and by the discovery that she didn’t know everything about her mom, the girl slowly immerses herself into a strange, almost dreamlike world far from reality. After her internationally successful debut The Tree (KVIFF 2014), Sonja Prosenc returns to Karlovy Vary with her second picture, in which she continues to develop a boldly constructed and distinctive poetic that attacks the viewer’s senses, as well as a narratively loose style and an ability to put a story together with the aid of the subtlest of suggestions. The movie presents a rising star of Slovenian film, Doroteja Nadrah, in the role of Iva, and her onscreen partner is the charismatic Norwegian actor Kristoffer Joner.”
The world premiere is to be held on June 30 at 20.00 in Grand Hall.


Rok Sečen selected for Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival

European Film Promotion unveiled 2018 Producers on the Move.

Rok Sečen, producer from the Monoo film production company is one of 20 selected European producers. During the five-day event between May 10 – 14, the exclusive group will take part in a tailor-made programme in order to foster international co-productions, intensify the exchange of experiences and help create new professional networks.

Short Bio: After graduating from university, Rok initially worked as an advisor to the general secretary at the Ministry of Education before becoming a producer in 2012. He produced Sonja Prosenc’s award-winning and critically acclaimed debut THE TREE, which was Slovenia’s Oscar entry in 2016, and continued the collaboration by producing her HISTORY OF LOVE and developing the dark comedy drama REDEMPTION. In addition, Rok is working with the Bosnian director Ines Tanovic on her next feature SON.

link: https://www.efp-online.com/en/producers/27273/

History of Love receives Eurimages support

We are happy to share the news – History of Love received Eurimages support. A Slovenian-Norwegian-Italian co-production is a second feature by a Slovenian writer/director Sonja Prosenc.

At its 147th meeting held from 19 to 23 June 2017 in Bratislava, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund supported 25 fiction projects, among them also new projects by Asghar Farhadi, Radu Jude, Matteo Garrone, Mira Fornay. 


Paradise (Raj), a short film written by Despina Ladi receives production funding

Paradise (Raj), a short film written by Despina Ladi received production funding by Slovenian Film Centre. The film will be directed by Mitja Ličen and shot on Croatian coast next summer.

Sonja Prosenc selected among “8 up-and-coming female directors that deserve your attention”

Cineuropa – Walk this way writes:
Despite the dominance of male directors in the film industry, the last few years have seen many female directors make incredible and successful films. Here is our list of eight of the best films directed by women: click to read the list.

“Sonja Prosenc is one of the most prominent young directors in Slovenia and has received considerable international recognition for her first feature, The Tree – Slovenia’s selection for the 2016 Oscars. The Tree is a gripping drama about a mother and her sons who live cloistered in their home, fearing the outside world. The film had its world premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF in 2014 and was the big winner at the Slovenian Film Festival.”