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Dum spiro spero

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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 (Zagreb, 1950) graduated in sociology and philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He wrote for Omladinski tjednik, Tlo and Studentski list. In 1977 he launched Polet, and acted as its first editor-in-chief. He was editor-in-chief at Pitanja and launched the Quor...
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