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Winner of Clermont-Ferrand’s Grand Prix, about three best friends, modern-day sworn virgins. A  brilliant, powerful film about gender identity in a patriarchal society and girls who cannot accept the roles they have been given. 

Sisters in spirit – Sina, Jasna and Mihrije – are best friends in their early twenties who have sworn to remain virgins. Outwardly they appear to be brutish tomboys, while inwardly they are sensitive and gentle. All children of immigrants from Ex-Yugoslavia, they live by their own set of rules in small Slovenian town. Always wearing loose grey sweatsuits and tying their hair into low ponytails stuffed in their sweaters, they do martial arts and keep to themselves. Their lifestyle often brings them into conflict with the local boys. During one of their scuffles, a fragile girl saves them from a total defeat and humiliation. Strong performances from the main actresses.


Slovenia | 2021 | 23 min

DIRECTOR: Katarina Resek Kukla

PRODUCTION: Barbara Daljavec – A Atalanta; Supermarket, Zvokarna, NuFrame

CAST: Mina Milovanovic, Mia Skrbinac, Sarah Al Saleh, Tin Troha


EDITING: Lukas Miheljak

SOUND: Bostjan Kacicnik


FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival – Grand Prix, World premiere | Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival – Best Short Film | Norwegian Short Film Festival | Oberhausen International Short Film Festival | Reykjavik International Film Festival | Shanghai International Film Festival | Palm Springs International ShortFest