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I Live

  • Documentary Film
  • 77’
  • 2020
  • Slovenia

The film follows the life of Martina Piskač, a woman with spinal muscular atrophy, from her early childhood, teenage years, and motherhood, to when she becomes a grandmother. Despite her difficult, progressive physical disability that put her in an electric wheelchair, Martina can now live independently with the help of a personal assistant. Although she cannot even move a finger, she lives a full

The film follows the life of Martina Piskač, a woman with spinal muscular atrophy, from her early childhood, teenage years, and motherhood, to when she becomes a grandmother. Despite her difficult, progressive physical disability that put her in an electric wheelchair, Martina can now live independently with the help of a personal assistant. Although she cannot even move a finger, she lives a full life in the best sense of the word. Her story dispels the misconception that such a life is bleak, restrained, and less creative, demonstrating that there is no limit to one’s will, mind, and aspirations.

Director Rok Matić
Cast Martina Piskač, Tina Piskač Sedej, Gaj Sanković
Director's statement

My wife and I had the idea to make a short piece about Martina. Like a message or a commentary about her life. With no know-how or experience, we experimented with how to tell the story in the most compelling way. After three years of persistence, this is a tale about the will to live.

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Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer
music composer

Editing

film editor

Sound design

sound designer
camera operator
camera operator
camera operator

production

production
Alternative title
I Live (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 (16:9)
Duration and length
77 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital file

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