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Balkan New Film Festival: Men don’t cry

Balkan New Film Festival: Men don’t cry

This brilliantly directed drama, about the ability to forgive others only after we have forgiven ourselves, features performances from some of the region’s finest actors. 

Although the armed conflicts of the 1990s visibly violated the land of the former Yugoslavia, they created the deepest wounds in the memory of each belligerent nation. There are as many different interpretations of that bleak past as there were countries affected.

And so when a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel less than two decades since the war ended to undergo days of therapy, it’s hard to expect absolute harmony. On the contrary, each unthinking word spoken or just a seemingly dirty look can suddenly ignite the dangerously explosive admixture.

That’s because the former soldiers, obstinately holding on to their fundamental masculinity and their prejudices, refuse to expose the inhumanity of the events, whether perpetrated by them or by someone else.

Regi: Alen Drljevic . Bosnia-Hercegovina, 2017. Bosnisk tale, engelsk undertekst. Aldersgrense: 12 år. Format: DCP. 1t 38min.

Balkan New Film Festival films:

19.09 kl. 18: How I Learned to Fly
19.09 kl. 20: Not So Friendly Neighborhood Affair
20.09 kl. 18: Men Don’t Cry
20.09 kl. 20.15: Heavens Above
21.09 kl. 18: Once We Were Good For You
21.09 kl. 19:45: Kosovo-Serbia First Time

Balkan New Film Festival – BaNeFF – presents an exciting and diverse selection of new films from across the region. BaNeFF´s goal is to bring together audiences in Scandinavia who have a connection to the region or are simply interested in films from the Balkans, offering a place to meet, socialize and enjoy a slice of Balkan culture.