THE BASICS OF KILLING

  • Original title: Družinica
  • Type: feature film
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: drama
  • Country: Slovenia, Serbia
  • Language: Slovenian
  • Length: 99 min
  • Format: DCP, Blue Ray
  • Directed by: Jan Cvitkovič
The main story arc of “The Basics of Killing” is the downfall of an idyllic relationship between parents Marko and Dunja that falls apart entirely due to lack of respect as a result of the job loss and the consequent financial ruin. As the story progresses, the burden that the parents are unable to carry is slowly beginning to fall more and more onto the children’s shoulders. 
  • Screenplay: Jan Cvitkovič
  • Director of photography: Marko Brdar
  • Production design: Vasja Kokelj
  • Music by: Damir Avdić
  • Edited by: Andrija Zafranović, Jurij Moškon
  • Costume designer: Emil Cerar, Polonca Valentinčič
  • Make-up artist: Jasmina Mina Lilić
  • Sound designer: Boštjan Kačičnik
  • Cast: Primož Vrhovec, Irena Kovačević, Miha Košec, Ula Gulič
  • Production company: Perfo
  • Producers: Andrej Štritof, Aleš Pavlin
  • Co-production: Pilon Media, RTV Slovenija
  • Co-producers: Miroslav Mogorović
  • Supported by: Slovenian Film Centre, Film Center Serbia, Viba film
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8 awards

ON

13 Festivals

WORLD WIDE


  • Montreal World Film Festival Montreal Canada - 2017 Competition
  • Otranto FF Otranto Italy - 2017 competition
  • Slovenian Film Festival Portoroz Slovenia - 2017 Competition
  • Oostende Film Festival Oostende Belgium - 2017 Competition
  • Chicago International Film Festival Chicago USA - 2017 World Cinema
  • FilmFestival Cottbus Cottbus Germany - 2017 Competition
  • Zagreb Film Festival Zagreb Croatia - 2017 Together Again
  • Cairo International Film Festival Cairo Egypt - 2017 Festival of Festivals
  • Tromsø International Film Festival Tromsø Norway - 2018 Horizons
  • Bengaluru International Film Festival Bengaluru India - 2018 Cinema of the World
  • Belgrade International Film Festival Belgrade Serbia - 2018 Fokus Evropa
  • Sofia International Film Festival Sofia Bulgaria - 2018 Balkan Competition
  • Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan Tétouan Morocco - 2018 Special Sessions