Biti Mario

Being Mario

  • Documentary Film
  • 76’
  • 2020
  • Slovenia

Mario is a man who knows everybody, and everybody knows him. He knows all about what is going on in his city of Maribor. But above all, he is a first-class percussionist. He has appeared on stage with some of the greatest Slovenian and international musicians, playing rock, world music, and jazz. At the pinnacle of creativity, Mario learns he has terminal cancer. His prognosis is very poor. The deadline too tight to accept. The desire and will to live too strong to give up. Mario agrees to everything including the most invasive forms of treatment. Time is mercilessly running out.

Director Rudi Uran
Cast Mario Modrinjak
Director's statement

Being Mario is a documentary about departing. Definitely. Just as Mario and I used to meet working together on various music or film projects, we came face to face with the irrevocable end. Although his doctors gave him a few weeks, to their surprise Mario still lives. He is departing, but he lives.

Alphabetical order

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer
music composer

Editing

film editor

Sound design

sound designer

production

production
Alternative title
Being Mario (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
76 minutes
Colour
Colour (s črno-belimi inserti)
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital DCP

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