Private Project


In an isolated world of Josefínka's consumer family, only food is sacred and the main activity is gluttony. Driven by cold relationships and anxiety, Josefínka dives into her inner world, the quiet winter peach orchard, where she looks for her own voice and tries to change.

  • Ivana Vogrinc Vidali
  • Ivana Vogrinc Vidali
  • Barbora Voj
  • Karolína Volfová Táborská
  • Adéla Fujanová
    Key Cast
  • Martina Preissová
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Surrealism, drama, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 33 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - FAMU - Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze
Director Biography - Ivana Vogrinc Vidali

Ivana Vogrinc Vidali (1997), currently studying film directing at FAMU in Prague, graduated in film directing at the Academy of Theater, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) in Ljubljana in 2021. She directed several short feature films like Trans-celestial Railways (2021) and Sprouting (2023. Her filmography also includes experimental films, such as On the Moon, Luna and Their Reflection (2018), which was part of the student competition program at festival Ji.hlava International documentary film festival 2019. Under ACT: Art, Climate, Transition, in collaboration with Tery Žeželj, she co-created an art installation Archive of Self-Sufficiency (2020). In the role of a videographer, she has collaborated with City of Women and the Ljubljana City Theatre. She also curated “Ekstremno slovensko 2” program - film events of young filmmakers, hosted by Slovenian Film Database. She is currently working on her latest films, Hom(e)age I. (2023) and Future Bright as the Fire Ahead (2024).

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Director Statement

With rather impressionistic than narrative approach, Sprouting explores a possibility of individual’s ecological change within a consumeristic system. Under the influence of baroque’s food aesthetics and surrealism of Jan Švankmajer, Sprouting focuses on the anxiety of little girl Josefínka, film’s protagonist, who is literary and metaphorically fed up with her over-eating and over-consuming family. Though Josefínka finds her voice and the seed of rebellion sprouts, the end reflects authors’ point of view and points torwards an black-eyed outcome, where without the system’s help, an individual is doomed to fail.