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Synopsis

Perseverance is a collection of twenty short stories from all over the world that touch upon elementary human questions. From these stories, the film forms a mosaic of fates with all of their richness of extreme, but also banal situations in the most gruesome of detail. Traumatic experiences, personal secrets, special challenges putting individuals to the test, and constantly surprising philosophical and spiritual solutions. All of this takes centre stage in this formally diverse and excellently composed oeuvre. It is a cinematic expedition, which goes deeper and deeper into the subconsciousness. The film’s characters represent the diversity of human life and thereby the recurring universal question of self-realisation. This concerns a priest in the same way as it concerns a nightclub girl. Overall, the film is a hymn on life and human existence itself. The Slovenian author and director Miha Knific exclusively compiled true events, which he has been collecting from newspaper announcements and stories until the present day, into a “celebration of life in its hardest moments” – a genuine “cacophony of reality”.

Guests

Miha Knific

Miha Knific

Director, Producer and Screenwriter Perseverance
In Vienna: April 20-21

Moderator

Ula Okrojek

Ula Okrojek

Moderator Film Programme

Perseverance

Original Title

Vztrajanje

Director

Miha Knific

Script

Miha Knific

Actors

Štefka Drolc, Katarina Čas, Demeter Bitenc

Genre

Feature film

Category

Slovenia in Focus

Country

Germany, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia

Year

2017

Language

Slovenian, Japanese, English with Engl. sub.

Running time

104 min.

Distribution/Contact

Slovenian Film Centre

Dates

Friday 20.04.

20:45 Actors Studio 2

Saturday 21.04.

17:00 Actors Studio 2