Bosnia and Herzegovina has chosen Alen Drljevic’s Men Don’t Cry (Muškarci ne plaču), a drama which deals with the physiological scars still remaining from the Yugoslav War for Oscars. It is Drljevic’s debut film.The film has not been unfortunately shortlisted for Oscars.
A group of middle-aged, desperate veterans of Yugoslav War take part in psychological group sessions in which they investigate their psychological wounds, traumas, prejudices, masculine crisis stemming from the war.
For the veterans the War was the beginning of a broken life.
Men don’t Cry premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and won a special jury prize and the Europa Cinemas Label award. Men Don’t Cry also won the audience award at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
- Boris Isaković
- Leon Lučev
- Emir Hadžihafizbegović
- Sebastian Cavazza
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been nominated only once for the foreign-language Oscar and won with Danis Tanovic’s No Man’s Land in 2001.
This year record number of 92 films have been submitted for consideration in this year’s foreign-language Oscar race.
Among the first-time entrants are Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal, and Syria.
Shortlisted films for Oscars are:
Chile, A Fantastic Woman
Germany, In the Fade
Hungary, On Body and Soul
Lebanon, The Insult
South Africa, The Wound
Sweden, The Square
The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4 2018 and will be broadcast live to more than 225 countries.
See trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dgSSQGJSe4
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