Men Don’t Cry

  • Alen Drljević
  • B&H, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany
  • 2017
  • 100'
  • Muškarci ne plaču

A group of war veterans from three rival armies of former Yugoslav countries meets in an isolated mountain hotel. The purpose of this meeting is group therapy aiming to resolve issues from the violent past, heal war traumas, and overcome deep-rooted feelings of animosity. A whirlwind of emotions and confrontations is created, in which old feelings of hostility resurface. The debut feature of director Alen Drljević is an explosive drama about prejudice, trauma, and a crisis of masculinity, inspired by the director’s personal experience of participating in both the war and such group therapy. The film had a successful premiere at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award and Special Jury Mention.

subtitles: EN

Alen Drljević

Born in Sarajevo. His graduation film The Paycheck was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Short Film. He is a member of the European Film Academy. As assistant director, he worked on a number of successful films such as Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006), On the Path (2010), and For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013).

Men Don’t Cry

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Festivals & Awards
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017 – Europa Cinemas Label, Special Jury Mention; Montenegro Film Festival 2017 – Golden Mimosa for Best Actors in a Leading Role (Boris Isaković, Leon Lučev, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Ermin Bravo, Boris Ler); Sarajevo Film Festival – Young Audience Award; Slovenian Film Festival – Best Minority Co-production

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