- Title: Bosnian filmmaker Aleb Drljevic presents his first feature film at Karlovy Vary
- Date: 3rd July 2017
- Summary: KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC (JULY 1, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF FESTIVAL VENUE WITH PEOPLE WALKING AROUND VARIOUS OF BOSNIAN FILM DIRECTOR ALEN DRLJEVIC AND FILM CAST FOR 'MEN DON'T CRY' POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ON RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (Bosnian) FILM DIRECTOR, ALEN DRLJEVIC, SAYING: "The story of the film 'Men Don't Cry' is based on real events, it's about a peace time workshop where war veterans from Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina gather in order to reach some sort of reconciliation. This film talks primarily about understanding that we have to understand each other in the first place, and to understand the motives of others before we can talk about real reconciliation." SEBASTIAN CAVAZZA SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS DRLJEVIC SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS (SOUNDBITE) (Bosnian) ACTOR, EMIR HADZIHAFIZBEGOVIC, SAYING: "All people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in spite of what they went through, want to live harmonic and civilised lives with all the ethical and moral principles which were created at the time when we were born. So he (the character) is a good and honest man who confronted the evil and fought it. Those who performed the aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina had been manipulated. The aggression was very brutal but people were manipulated and as I said at the news conference, I believe that people who aimed their weapons at each other during the war would much easier agree now on the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina than our politicians." EXTERIOR OF FESTIVAL VENUE PEOPLE STANDING IN FRONT OF FESTIVAL VENUE PEOPLE INSIDE CINEMA APPLAUDING DRLJEVIC PRESENTING HIS FILM ON STAGE/ TALKING TO AUDIENCE WIDE OF FILM PRESENTATION AUDIENCE CLAPPING FILM CAST LEAVING STAGE AUDIENCE
- Embargoed: 17th July 2017 15:27
- Keywords: film festival Karlovy Vary Men don't cry director Alen Drljevic
- Location: KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC
- City: KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC
- Country: Czech Republic
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0016O5YTRT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Bosnian film director Alen Drljevic presented his first feature film at the 52nd International Film Festival in the western Bohemian spa of Karlovy Vary.
The film 'Men don't cry', which is screened in the main competition at the renowned Czech film festival, tells the story of a group of war veterans at a remote mountain hotel who take part in a therapy workshop. Their stay is not without personal problems, because the former soldiers are obstinately holding on their fundamental masculinity and their prejudices and refuse to expose the inhumanity of events experienced during war, whether perpetrated by them or somebody else.
The international co-production (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia and Germany) received standing ovations at its first screening.
More than 300 film makers will be introduced at this year's edition of the Karlovy Vary film festival and some 200 films from around the world will be shown. The festival is intended for both film professionals as well as the general public. It runs until July 8.
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