Dum spiro spero

  • Croatia
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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 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.



  • Original title
    Dum spiro spero
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pero Kvesić
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Pero Kvesić
  • Editing
    Ana Šerić
  • Music
    Srđan Sacher
  • Sound
    Danijel Pejić, Ivan Zelić
  • Duration
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Croatia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • ZagrebDox 2016
    • Croatian Film Days 2016
    • Pula Film Festival 2016
    • Liburnia Film Festival 2016
    • Festival of World Literature, Zagreb
    • KaLibar bestival - festival of literature and quality
    • Split Film Festival
    • DOK Leipzig
    • La Cabina (Spain)
    • Festival dei popoli (Florence, Italy)
    • East by Southeast 2017
    • Transcinema 2017
  • Awards
    • Croatian Film Days 2016 - Grand Prix
    • Pula Film Festival 2016 - Vedran Šamanović Award
    • Liburnia Film Festival 2016 - Best Film
    • La Cabina (Spain) - Best Documentary Film
    • Festival dei popoli (Florence, Italy) - Best Mid-Lenght Documentary


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