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Dum Spiro Spero best mid-length documentary at 57th Festival dei Popoli

Pero Kvesić’s film won the Best Mid-Length Film Award at the 57th Festival dei Popoli held in Florence from November 25th to December 2nd.

Members of the jury Jasmin Bašić (Switzerland), Giovanni Cioni (Belgium/Italy) and Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria) said, “Perhaps it’s a diary, full of desperate irony and sarcasm. Perhaps it’s a journey in the present, in a house where one can live with loved ones until their final breath. Perhaps, and above all, it is a meditation on time, death – a meditation on the creation of film.”

This is the fourth award for Dum Spiro Spero after winning at Croatian Film Days, the Pula Film Festival and the Liburnia Film Festival.

The film is an intertwining of routine, books and death, the author reflects on the loss of strength and the strength in dealing with such loss. It reminds us that we are all dying from the moment we are born, which is the biggest reason to understand the value of life and to enjoy the pleasures it offers.

Best Feature Length Documentary went to Depth Two by young director Ognjen Glavonić (Belgrade), while Best Short went to Remains from the Desert by German director Sebastian Mez.

For the complete list of winners click here.

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