My Life without Air / Moj život bez zraka

by Bojana Burnać International Documentary Film / Competition

Goran Colak can spend an unbelievable 22 ½ minutes under water. While cameras point at an extraordinary scene, it is only the voice of his trainer and a small child that break the icy silence. Surfacing, Goran is now a world champion. In spite of suffering from chronic apnoea, the successful freediver has turned holding his breath into a career. The kick and fascination is obviously greater than the fear of serious consequences. Filmmaker Bojana Burnac accompanied the mysterious and fiercely determined athlete over a period of five years. She follows him in every respect, from the depths of the ocean to the breathing tent in his bedroom and offers sensitive insight into the life of a quiet and success-driven man who continually pushes his body to its very limits. The film can be read as a metaphor for the universal questions of life: why are we here? And what constitutes a happy life?


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Croatia, 2017
  • Runtime: 73 Min
  • Languages: Croatian
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Bojana Burnać
  • Cast: Goran Čolak, Ivan Drviš
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  • Screenplay: Bojana Burnać
  • Cinematography: Bojana Burnać
  • Editor: Jelena Maksimović
  • Sound: Jakov Munizaba
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  • Producer: Oliver Sertić
  • Executive Producer: Tibor Keser
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  • Production Company: Restart
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