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Oscars: Bosnia and Herzegovina Selects 'Men Don't Cry' for Foreign-Language Submission

21 August 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Bosnia and Herzegovina has picked Alen Drljevic's Men Don't Cry, a drama about the physiological scars still remaining from the Yugoslav War, as its foreign-language film submission for the 2018 Oscars.

Drljevic's debut feature premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this year, where it won a special jury prize and the Europa Cinemas Label award. Men Don't Cry also picked up the audience award at the recent Sarajevo Film Festival.

Drljevic earned his stripes as an assistant director on the films of Golden Bear winner Jasmila Zbanic (Grbavica, On the Path), and Men Don't Cry plays as a more »

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'Men Don’t Cry' ('Muskarci koji ne placu'): Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2017

12 July 2017 3:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A group of middle-aged Yugoslav War veterans from different backgrounds get together for an extended group-therapy session in Men Don’t Cry (Muskarci koji ne placu), the fiction feature debut from Alen Drljevic. The rookie cut his filmmaking teeth as an assistant director on the films of Golden Bear winner Jasmila Zbanic (Grbavica, On the Path), and she’s a producer here, but there’s also a sense that their partnership goes deeper than that, with Men Don’t Cry almost functioning as a testosterone-addled pendant to the female-focused stories of Zbanic. Both bring a keen eye for detail and nuance to stories that »

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Karlovy Vary winner 'Men Don't Cry' scores sales deal

11 July 2017 3:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: German seller lands Special Jury Award winner produced by Jasmila Zbanic.

German sales outfit Picture Tree International has boarded international rights to Yugoslav wars drama Men Don’t Cry, which this weekend scored the Special Jury Award and Europa Cinema Award in Karlovy Vary.

Picture Tree acquired the film from producers Damir Ibrahimovic, Jasmila Zbanic and Rebekka Garrido.

Director Alen Drljevic’s debut feature (Drljevic was a first Ad on a trio of Zbanic’s films) features an all-star Balkan male acting team including Leon Lucev, Boris Isakovic and Emir Hadzihafizbegovic.

The film, set two decades after the war ended in Yugoslavia, follows a diverse group of veterans who gather at a remote mountain hotel to undergo group therapy.

Watch the trailer below or on mobile Here.

Emotions are highly charged as old enmities and hostilities emerge, but the participants gradually learn to overcome their deep divisions.

The well-received film is now gearing up for at »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Berlin Film Festival 2017: winners revealed

18 February 2017 9:29 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Update With Key Speeches: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.

The awards ceremony for the 67th Berlin Film Festival took place this evening (18 Feb) with winners including Ildiko Enyedi, Alain Gomis, Agnieszka Holland and Sebastian Lelio.

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Ildikò Enyedi’s Hungarian feature On Body and Soul - the unusual love story of two damaged souls trying to make contact in a harsh world - was the big winner on the night taking home the Golden Bear for best film in the Competition as well as the Ecumenical and Fipresci juries’ prizes for best film in the Official Competition and the Berliner Morgenpost Readers’ Award.

Enyedi’s film - which is handled internationally by Berlin-based sales agent Films Boutique and had been hotly tipped for the Golden Bear  - is »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney) andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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