Films

Men Don't Cry

Men Don't Cry, "Muškarci ne plaču"

Synopsis

Director

he armed conflicts of the 1990s not only visibly destroyed the land of the former Yugoslavia, but also left the deepest wounds in the memory of each of its belligerent nations. There are as many different interpretations of that bleak past as there are countries affected. It is therefore hard to expect absolute harmony when, less than two decades since the war ended, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel for a therapy session over several days. On the contrary, such a dangerously volatile situation can suddenly ignite by just one thoughtless word, or a seemingly dirty look. That’s because the former soldiers, obstinately holding on to their fundamental masculinity and their prejudices, refuse to expose the inhumanity of the atrocities perpetrated – be it by them or by someone else.

This brilliantly directed drama, about the ability to forgive others only after we have forgiven ourselves, presents the pinnacle of the Balkan male acting scene.

Alen Drljević

(b. Sarajevo), member of the European Film Academy, graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo with „The Paycheck“ (2005), nominated for a European Film Award for Best Short Film. He focused his first feature-length documentary „Carnival“ (2006) on the dramatic events of the 1990s that marked the former Yugoslavia through a series of conflicts and it screened in the debut competition at IDFA. He worked on a variety of success­ful films as assistant director. „Men Don’t Cry“ is Drljevic’s feature debut.

Filmography

  • Muskarci ne placu (Men Don’t Cry, 2017)

Schedule

24.11.2017
21:00 - 22:40
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 080306
Sold out
02.12.2017
14:15 - 15:55
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 161301
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama
Hot Topics

Film info

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Bosnian
Director: Alen Drljević
Producers: Damir Ibrahimovic, Jasmila Žbanic
Writers: Alen Drljevic, Zoran Solomun
DOP: Erol Zubčević
Montage: Vladimir Gojun
Cast: Boris Isaković, Leon Lučev, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Sebastian Cavazza, Ermin Bravo, Boris Ler
Production: Deblokada
Festivals: Karlovy Vary (Special Jury Award), Hamburg, Chicago

Synopsis

Director

he armed conflicts of the 1990s not only visibly destroyed the land of the former Yugoslavia, but also left the deepest wounds in the memory of each of its belligerent nations. There are as many different interpretations of that bleak past as there are countries affected. It is therefore hard to expect absolute harmony when, less than two decades since the war ended, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel for a therapy session over several days. On the contrary, such a dangerously volatile situation can suddenly ignite by just one thoughtless word, or a seemingly dirty look. That’s because the former soldiers, obstinately holding on to their fundamental masculinity and their prejudices, refuse to expose the inhumanity of the atrocities perpetrated – be it by them or by someone else.

This brilliantly directed drama, about the ability to forgive others only after we have forgiven ourselves, presents the pinnacle of the Balkan male acting scene.

Alen Drljević

(b. Sarajevo), member of the European Film Academy, graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo with „The Paycheck“ (2005), nominated for a European Film Award for Best Short Film. He focused his first feature-length documentary „Carnival“ (2006) on the dramatic events of the 1990s that marked the former Yugoslavia through a series of conflicts and it screened in the debut competition at IDFA. He worked on a variety of success­ful films as assistant director. „Men Don’t Cry“ is Drljevic’s feature debut.

Filmography

  • Muskarci ne placu (Men Don’t Cry, 2017)