Film by Alen Drljević

Men Don’t Cry 


The 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. 

  • Director: Alen Drljević
  • Writers: Zoran Solomun, Alen Drljević
  • Cast: Boris Isaković, Leon Lučev, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Sebastian Cavazza, Ermin Bravo, Boris Ler, Ivo Gregurević, Primož Petkovšek, Izudin Bajrović
  • Producers: Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić
  • Production: Deblokada

Awards: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017 – Europa Cinemas Label, Special Prize of the Jury / Bratislava International Film Festival 2017 – Grand Prix / Montenegro Film Festival 2017 – Golden Mimosa / Sarajevo Film Festival – Young Audience Award / Zagreb Film Festival – The Golden Pram / Cleveland International Film Festival -George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition Winner / LET’S CEE Film Festival Vienna – Special Mention of the Jury / KineNova International Film Festival Skopje – Best Director / Ljubljana International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award / Göteborg Film Festival – Dragon Award / Hamburg Film Festival – Political Film Award / International Crime and Punishment Film Festival – Golden Scale Award.

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