by Damjan Kozole

Pero, 2023, documentary, 98 min
Expected delivery: Q1 2023

This film is a homage to the life, career and fears of Slovenian actor Peter Musevski. He was always Pero for me, not Peter. In 2002 we shot Spare Parts, and that was the beginning of a great friendship. We then made 6 more films together. He became an icon of Slovenian cinema, having 55 titles on IMDB. His films received the Lion of the Future in Venice and the best director's award in Karlovy Vary, he received the Heart of Sarajevo for best actor and numerous other awards. At the end of 2019, we began making a film about him and his demons. At the beginning of the pandemics in March 2020, before we even started shooting the film, he committed suicide. I felt the need to make a film anyway. As a way of saying goodbye to him. 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 society and the world we believed in, slowly disappearing too. "All the roles I played in films happened to me in real life later on." — Peter Musevski

Damjan Kozole
Danijel Hočevar, Zala Opara
director of photography
Sašo Štih
film editor
Matic Drakulić
production designer
Neža Zinajić
costume designer
Zora Stančič
key make-up artist
Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska
sound designer
Julij Zornik
Jurij Drevenšek, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Nina Ivanišin, Tomi Janežič, Liza Marijina, Anja Novak, Mojca Partljič, Primož Pirnat, Nina Rakovec, Blaž Setnikar, Marjuta Slamič, Tina Ščavničar, Pia Zemljič
RTV Slovenija
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film, Korektif
Slovenian Film Centre


Danijel Hočevar

Damjan Kozole

Damjan Kozole is a Slovenian filmmaker whose directing credits include critically acclaimed Spare Parts (2003), nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the 53rd Berlin IFF 2003, which Sight & Sound ranked among the ten most important films of the New Europe in 2008, globally released Slovenian Girl (2009), Nightlife (2016), winner of Best Director Award at the 51st Karlovy Vary IFF, and his last fiction feature Half-Sister (2019). Kozole is an established author of many documentary films.