Dum spiro spero

The acclaimed writer after a series of book made his first film and his literati experience spoke in a cinematic language

Dum spiro spero is a Latin saying meaning ‘while I breathe, I hope’. Until this day it has remained the motto of those who refuse to quit until the very last breath. Intertwining daily life, books and death, the author speaks about losing strength and the strength to cope with the loss. Everybody die the moment they are born, which is the greatest reason why to understand the values of life and enjoy the joys it gives. The acclaimed writer after a series of book made his first film and his literati experience spoke in a cinematic language that reaches the level of his literature. Details of ordinary surrounding and daily life fit in with the story they engender. This film is to a great extent a one-man show, because next to the script and directing, the author also filmed all the material and played the mouth harp.

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Pero Kvesić

Journalist, editor, writer, screenwriter and blogger from Zagreb.
Original title: Dum spiro spero
Year of production: 2016.
Screening time: 52'
Produced by: Factum
Co-finaced by: Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Written and directed by: Pero Kvesić
Producer: Nenad Puhovski
Cinematography: Pero Kvesić
Editing: Ana Šerić
Music: Srđan Sacher
Executive producer: Tamara Babun
Sound editor: Danijel Pejić
Sound mix: Ivan Zelić
Sound recording: Goran Kuretić, Livada produkcija
DI colorist: Dragan Šiša
Music recording: Hrvoje Nikšić
Graphic designer: Bruno Razum
Technical manager: Mario Bandić

Festivals & Awards:

ZagrebDox 2016 - Factumentaries programme; Croatian Film Days 2016 - Grand Prix; Vedran Šamanović Award - Pula Film Festiaval 2016; Liburnia Film Festival 2016 - Best Film; Festival of World Literature, Zagreb; KaLibar bestival - festival of literature and quality; Split Film Festival; Dok.Leipzig - International competition; La Cabina (Spain) - Best Documentary Film; Festival dei popoli (Florence, Italy) - Best Mid-Lenght Documentary