The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: BOSNIA, HERZEGOVINA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, GERMANY
Run Time: 100 minutes
In an off-season Serbian hotel, veterans of the Yugoslav Wars of 20 years ago have been gathered together. Sponsored by an organization calling itself the Peace Center, it has chosen these men to participate in a series of intense sessions aimed at healing and reconciliation. Everyone in this diverse group is still, in some manner, fighting the conflict. Now the battlefields are internal ones. Regardless, they are no less strewn with landmines of resentment, prejudices, and repressed horrors. The project director tries to shepherd these men through their emotions, knowing a wrong glance or word could set off new explosions. MEN DON’T CRY uses an outstanding ensemble cast to vividly and honestly show how wars can define and enslave those who fight them. As personalities clash and fears are faced, MEN DON’T CRY asks us to consider if soldiers truly ever return from war, or if a nation can repair and repay them after the incredible hardships they’ve endured under its flag. (In Bosnian with subtitles) —C.R.
MEN DON’T CRY was selected as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film for this year’s Academy Awards®.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 09, 2018 at 6:40 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12:10 PM
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
Alen Drljević was born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo and is a member of the European Film Academy. MEN DON’T CRY has won numerous awards including the Grand Prize at the Bratislava International Film Festival and The Golden Pram for Best Film at the Zagreb Film Festival.
Carnival (2007), MEN DON'T CRY (2017)
Jasmila Žbanić, Damir Ibrahimović,
Alen Drljević, Zoran Solomun
Boris Isaković, Leon Lučev, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Sebastian Cavazza, Ermin Bravo
Men don’t cry is part of Tales of Europe which is a program of Europa International and Europa Cinemas supported by Creative Europe.