Slovenian-French short film from Urška Djukič & Émilie Pigeard, Granny’s Sexual Life (Babičino seksualno življenje), won the European Short Film Award at the 35th European Film Awards held on 10 December in Reykjavik, Iceland.
In the film, 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 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.
The other four nominees were:
- Ice Merchants by João Gonzalez (Portugal, France, UK)
- Love, Dad (Milý tati) by Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
- Techno, Mama by Saulius Baradinskas (Lithuania)
- Will My Parents Come to See Me by Mo Harawe (Austria/Germany/Somalia)
The category “European Short Film” is organized by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals across Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presented one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy. Out of the complete list of twenty-nine candidates, the participating festivals nominated five films for the European Film Awards.