Whites Wash at Ninety

by Marko Naberšnik

Belo se pere na devetdeset, fiction
In progress


Whites Wash at Ninety is a touching and inspiring story about the life of Bronja Žakelj, as we follow her through three distinct periods of her life. In her childhood, she enjoys exploring the world with her younger brother Rok and finds comfort in her grandmother Dada. However, her carefree life is shattered when she learns of her mother's death from cancer, which marks the first time she comes face to face with the cruelty of death. As she grows up, Bronja struggles with learning difficulties and becomes more interested in boys. At the end of her teenage years, she is diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, but she manages to overcome the disease with unwavering determination. However, tragedy strikes again when her brother Rok dies in a fatal climbing accident. Despite the pain and heartache, Bronja slowly begins to trust again and finds love with a boy named Blaž. The film ends with the birth of her first child, and we see a happy and content Bronja, finally at peace with her life. "White Wash at Ninety" is based on real-life events and is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. The film chronicles Bronja's journey of growth, healing, and personal transformation, offering hope and inspiration to viewers everywhere.

Marko Naberšnik, Bronja Žakelj
Marko Naberšnik
Aleš Pavlin, Andrej Štritof
Michele Codarin, Giorgio Milocco, Nikolina Vucetic Zecevic, Tomi Salkovski, Kristijan Burovski, Miljan Vucelic
director of photography
Maksimiljan Susnik
costume designer
Nadja Bedjanic
Anica Dobra, Jurij Zrnec, Tjasa Zeleznik, Iva Krajnc Bagola, Sasa Tabakovic
Quasar Film, Biberche, Black Cat Production, Protos
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, FGV Regional Audiovisual Fund, Film Centre Serbia, North Macedonia Film Agency, Film Centre of Montenegro
Marko Naberšnik

Marko Naberšnik is accomplished Slovenian director with a master's degree from the Academy of theatre, radio, film, and television. His debut film, Rooster's Breakfast, is the third most-watched Slovenian film of all time. His previous films, Rooster's Breakfast and Sanghai Gypsy, were both adapted from well-known Slovenian books, making him the perfect candidate for adapting "Whites Wash at Ninety" to the big screen.

Perfo Production is a highly regarded Slovenian film and TV production company founded in 2005. They deliver critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects to global audiences, co-producing international films, TV series that have won numerous awards. Their recent co-productions include "Apples," "Patchwork," "Convenience Store,", "Ashkal," and “Guardians of the Formula”.