Granny's Sexual Life

Slovenia, France2021animated13'Short Matters! Krótkie filmy roku (2023)

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. Film has won the European Film Academy for the best short film award.

directed by
Urška Djukić, portret reżysera
Urška Djukić

Urška Djukić studied at the Academy of Arts, University of Nova Gorica. Her short film "Bon Appétit, La Vie!" was awarded Best Short at Festival of Slovenian Film 2016. She co-directed the short "The Right One" that was a part of the collective film SEE Factory Sarajevo mon amour, which premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2019. In the same year, she was selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation Residency, where she developed her debut film project, "Little Trouble Girls". She continued the development of her debut at TorinoFilmLab 2021. Her new short film Grannys Sexual Life already received several awards, including a Special Achievement Award at Festival of Slovenian Film 2021, the audience award for best film at ANIMATEKA 2021, and is the Uppsala Short Film candidate for European Film Awards 2022.

Émilie Pigeard, portret reżysera
Émilie Pigeard

Émilie was born in 1990 in the French town Les Lilas. She 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. Alongside painting, illustration and animation, Émilie has a natural fair for storytelling, as well as a great sense of humour. After five years of research, much wordplay and some hard graft, she earned a distinction for her short graduation film "Encore un gros lapin?" (or "Big bunny again?") which was noticed and produced by Les Films Sauvages. 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. Since then Émilie has been making films as a freelancer in Paris, while continuing to draw and run workshops for kids.

Urška Djukić, Maria Bohr
animated by
Émilie Pigeard
Tomaž Grom
Julij Zornik
Urška Djukić
Edwina Liard (Ikki Films), Bostjan Virc (Studio Virc)
Kadr z filmu Granny's Sexual Life