Perseverance / Vztrajanje (2016)

100 min / fiction, Feature Film

Are the unsaid memories the very substance that shapes us into what we really are?

The stories narrated by the film bring together individuals all over the world, spanning over sixty years and thus symbolically covering the approximate period of a single human life. Each of the stories is based on true accounts and events, summed up from newspaper articles, statements, and media announcements. Through internal monologues the collage makes up a whole which transcends any individual story.

The film Perseverance is homage to life at its toughest. The mosaic of fates presents the experience of human life in all its depth of emotions, its sensual, memory, and ideological wealth. It is a collage of moments we are unwilling or incapable to discuss, a mosaic of memories and secrets we keep to ourselves. It is a film about the cacophony of reality, where the tragic is contrasted with the banal, the sublime with the profane, cruel with beautiful, and crowded with lonely.

Preservance tries to discuss all of this and by no means keeps quiet about all of us, either.


Štefka Drolc
Brane Brane Grubar
Katarina Čas
Aliash Tepina
Demeter Bitenc
Ivanka Mežan
Bine Matoh
Matevž Biber
Omaki Yuya
Ivica Knez
Huong Lu Q

Film crew

Director: Miha Knific
Screenwriter: Miha Knific
D.O.P.: Aljoša Korenčan
Costum design: Tina Bonča
Editor: Sandra Mitić
Makeup Artist: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska


Production Company: Nukleus film d.o.o.
Co-funding: Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

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Colours: color
Sound: 5.1