Men Don’t Cry / Moški ne jočejo
13. september 2017 | 22.40
2017, 99′, colour, digital, DCP, 1:2.35
When two decades after the war, a diverse group of war veterans gather in a remote mountain hotel to undergo therapy, harmony can hardly be expected. On the contrary, each inconsiderate word, each seemingly angry look can all of a sudden ignite the dangerous explosive mix. Holding fast to their fundamental masculinity and their own prejudices, these former soldiers refuse to expose the inhuman nature of events, regardless of whether it was them or the other side who committed them. This brilliantly directed drama explores how we can only forgive others once we have forgiven ourselves.
|DIRECTED BY||Alen Drljević|
|WRITTEN BY||Alen Drljević, Zoran Solomun|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Erol Zubčević|
|EDITED BY||Vladimir Gojun|
|PRODUCTION DESIGN||Mirna Ler|
|COSTUME DESIGN||Sanja Džeba|
|SOUND DESIGN||Igor Čamo|
|MAKE-UP ARTIST||Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska|
|CO-PRODUCTION||Iridium Film, Živa produkcija, Manderley Films|
|CAST||Sebastian Cavazza (Ivan), Leon Lučev (Valentin), Boris Isaković (Miki), Emir Had Ihafizbegović (Merim), Ermin Bravo (Ahmed), Boris Ker (Jasmin), Ivo Grgurević (Josip), Primož Petkovšek Petko (Andrija), Jasna Đuričić (Waitress)|
Alen Drljević (1999, Sarajevo) directed several theatre pieces and short films during his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. In 2005 he graduated with the short film Paycheck (Prva plata), which won the EFA/UIP award at the 11th Sarajevo FF, the best short film award at the 2006 Motovun FF, and was nominated for a European Film Award for Best Short Film. In 2006, his documentary Carnival was screened in the First Appearance and Movies that Matter sections of the IDFA documentary FF, and won the audience award for best documentary at the 2007 Trieste FF. Drljević has worked as assistant director on several feature films, including Days and Hours (Kod Amidže Idriza, 2004, dir. Pjer Žalica), Grbavica (2005, dir. Jasmila Žbanić), Nightguards (Čuvari noći, 2008, dir. Namik Kabil), On the Path (Na putu, 2008, dir. Jasmila Žbanić).