Production - Finished films_feature - MY LIFE WITHOUT AIR


2017, feature-length documentary, director: Bojana Burnać, 72 min.


What can you fit between two breaths?

Apnea, apnoea, or apnœa (Greek: ἄπνοια, from ἀ-, privative, πνέειν, to breathe) is a term for the suspension of external breathing.

My Life without Air is a thrilling view of the wondrous world of a man whose most important moments in life take place underwater during one highly controlled breath. Unrelentingly shifting the boundaries of physicality, he persists beyond the possible, believing that upon return to the surface he will once again be the best.

Goran is the world champion in free diving – a man whose most important moments in life take place underwater and whose willpower goes beyond his humanity, in order to seemingly find a place for himself in eternity. His journey is paved with silence and concentration required by daily encounters with transience. To remain the best in what he does, every day he challenges his boundaries, risking to cross them and be irreversibly punished. My Life without Air conveys the feeling we have when we take a dive into the blue – the complex mixture of excitement, fear, uncertainty and power accompanied by the buzzing silence.

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Director and scriptwriter: Bojana Burnać
Cinematographer: Bojana Burnać
Editor: Jelena Maksimović
Sound designer: Jakov Munižaba
Sound editors: Dora Filipović, Koča Kaštavarac
Re-recording mixer: Julij Zornik 
Color grading: Nikola Mrdalj, Jovan Grčić

Producer: Oliver Sertić
Executive producers: Tibor Keser, Iva Tkalec
Associate producer: Vanja Jambrović

Shooting format: HD
Year: 2017

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