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DirectorBobo Jelcic
CastRakan Rushaidat, Miki Manojlovic, Snjezana Sinovcic Siskov, Lea Breyer, Marko Makovicic, Kreso Mikic
WriterBobo Jelcic
CameraErol Zubcevic
EditorVladimir Gojun
MusicFons Merkies
ProducerZdenka Gold – Spiritus Movens, De Productie, Dokument Sarajevo, Dart film, Adriatic Western
Original TitleSAM SAMCAT
Length74 min
CountryCroatia, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro
ScreeningFri 9 November | 21:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Sat 10 November | 21:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

A captivating, darkly humorous, well-acted intimate drama by award-winning director Bobo Jelcic, recently premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Screenings will be followed by Q&A with the director Bobo Jelčić, editor Vladimir Gojun and producer Zdenka Gold. Dutch Premiere


Filmmaker Bobo Jelcic, whose ‘A Stranger’ premiered at the prestigious Berlinale and won many awards including the Heart of Sarajevo for acting and seven Golden Arenas at the Pula FF, takes us on a powerful, emotional journey of modern fatherhood in his impressive second feature. It’s a story of a divorced father Marko who fights to spend more time with his daughter. He is hardly ever alone: either surrounded by his family, friends, co-workers and neighbourhood fixers. When he starts the legal proceedings to get more time with his child, he enters the Kafkaesque world of a social-services system in meltdown. An intimate character study and a snapshot of a community, but nevertheless, an up-to-date, universal, deeply human story.

Director’s bio

Bobo Jelcic comes from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He is a film and theatre director as well as a screenwriter. He also works as a professor of acting at the Academy in Zagreb. His first feature film «A Stranger» premiered at the Berlinale Forum in 2013.

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