PeroExpected delivery: Q4 2022

Pero

  • Documentary Film
  • s.d.
  • Slovenia

He was always Pero for me, not Peter. In 2002, we shot Spare Parts, and that was the beginning of a great friendship. The film premiered in Berlinale’s Competition program in 2003. Then we made 6 more films together. He became an icon of Slovenian cinema, having 55 titles on IMDB. His films received Lion of the Future Award in Venice and Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary, he received Heart of Sa

He was always Pero for me, not Peter. In 2002, we shot Spare Parts, and that was the beginning of a great friendship. The film premiered in Berlinale’s Competition program in 2003. Then we made 6 more films together. He became an icon of Slovenian cinema, having 55 titles on IMDB. His films received Lion of the Future Award in Venice and Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary, he received Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Actor and numerous other international prizes. At the end of 2019, Pero and I began making a film about him, his demons, and his depression. At the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, before we even started shooting the film, he committed suicide. At first, I figured there would be no film, but later on I felt the need to make it anyway as a way of saying goodbye to him. The film transformed into a sequence of 5 parts, each of which is in a different genre. I kept on asking myself: How do you describe memories, thoughts, let alone a person you knew well and loved? With fragments, I think. While working on it, I realized this film is not only about Pero but also about me and about us, and it’s not just about a friend leaving, but also about the society and the world we believed in, which is slowly disappearing too. And yet, this film pays homage to the life, career, and fears of Peter Musevski.

"All the roles I played in films happened to me in real life later on." — Peter Musevski

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Alternative title
Pero (English)
Ni bilo tako, kot je rekla (Slovenian) (working title)
It Wasn't Like She Said (English) (working title)
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Slovenia
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