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Dum spiro spero

23.08. :0

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 dies the moment they are born, which is the greatest reason 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 speaks in a cinematic language that reaches the level of his literature. Details of ordinary surroundings 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. 

Pero Kvesić was born in 1950 in Zagreb, where he obtained a degree in Sociology and Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He founded the youth magazine Polet in 1977, serving as its first editor in chief. He held the same position at the magazine Pitanja, and in 1984 he fou...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2016. - 12th ZagrebDox (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 2016. - 63rd Pula Film Festival (Pula, Croatia)
  • 2016. - 25th Croatian Film Days (Zagreb, Croatia)
Awards and recongitions
  • 25th Croatian Film Days - Grand Prix
  • Vedran Šamanović's Award 63rd Pula Film Festival