In Competition program of MOFF there will be screened nine movies. The jury will select the best actors and actresses in leading and supporting roles as well as the best debutant. These are all actual and new movies from the region. They tell stories dealing about PTSD, society in transition, war crimes, unsatisfied teenagers…  ion.

THE FROG / B&H, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia / 2017 / 78min

Director:  Elmir Jukić
Script: Pjer Žalica i Elmir Jukić
Cast: Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Mirsad Tuka, Aleksandar Seksan, Moamer Kasumović, Boro Stjepanović, Vlasta Velisavljević, Mugdim Avdagić, Nermin Omić, Ilir Tafa, Alisa Čajić, Selma Alispahić i Sadžida Šetić

Short Synopsis

Zeko, barber and former soldier, now suffering from PTSP, calls his brother Braco and friend Svabo on Eid with the intention to use the proverbial good holiday mood and talks to his brother, gambler and alcoholic about the mistakes he makes and to give him a reason to change. Braco doesn’t listen him and he doesn't take him seriously. Zeko takes a razor and puts it on his brother's neck, and thus forces the promise that Braco will change. Braco is furious and leaves his brother’s shop and does not want to see him again. Svabo tells Zeko that he needs medical assistance, maybe to see a psychiatrist. When Braco is left alone, without a single friend and brother, Zeko takes a bomb. The suicide is prevented by the arrival of Muki, a young man who goes from door to door and sells books.

REQUIEM FOR MRS. J / Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, France / 2017 / 93min

Director: Bojan Vuletić
Script: Bojan Vuletić
Cast: Mirjana Karanović, Jovana Gavrilović, Danica Nedeljković, Vučić Perović, Mirjana Banjac, Boris Isaković, Srđan Todorović, Valčo Karamašev

Short Synopsis
Jelena has had enough of life. Her husband died a year ago, and she feels tired and lonely, in spite of her two daughters and her mother-in-law, all of whom share her flat. At the end of the week, on the anniversary of the death of her husband, she decides to take her own life. Jelena has already prepared a gun, but before that she has a lot to do: find stone-cutter who will carve the picture on her tombstone and verify her healthcare card. To do this, it is necessary to confirm that she has been employed for the past twenty years and that she received a salary. In a country that is constantly in the midst of suffering and transition, this silent, modest woman slowly begins to realize that nothing is as simple as it seems at first. The authorities are unable to cope, Jelena's former employers are now bankrupt, and the remaining staff are only wasting time. And the end of the week is getting closer.

 

THE MINER / Slovenia / 2017 / 98min

Director: Hanna Antonina Wojcik Slak
Script: Hanna Antonina Wojcik Slak
Cast: Leon Lučev, Marina Redžepović, Zala Đurić Ribič, Tin Marn, Boris Cavazza, Nikolaj Burger, Jure Henigman, Boris Petkovič

Short Synopsis
In a sealed mine, deep underground, the miner finds thousands of people thrown in the pit after the Second World War. He opposes society, insisting on the organization of a funeral for unidentified victims. Based on a true story.

THE BOOKS OF KNJIGE: SLUČAJEVI PRAVDE / Montenegro / 2017 / 87min

Director: Zoran Marković
Script: Aleksandar Radunović
Cast: Veselin Gajović, Goran Vujović, Aleksandar Radunović, Zoran Marković, Nikola Kolja Pejaković, Zenit Đozić, Izudin Bajrović, Nebojša Glogovac, Tihana Ćulafić, Zoran Kesić, Sejdo Alijaj

Short Synopsis
Who left a dead body on a farm of truck driver's of which the best quality milk is made? Who smuggles illegal Betangin tablets? Who set on fire policemen's hands? Why does the ominous rabbit shows up? Two brave but incompetent police inspectors are trying to find out all of this.

 

NAME: DOBRICA, LAST NAME: UNKNOWN / Serbia / 2016 / 98min

Director: Srđa Penezić
Script: Srđa Penezić, Slavko Štimac
Cast: Slavko Štimac, Hana Selimović, Helena Jakovljević, Mirjana Joković, Bogdan Diklić, Renata Ulmanski, Sergej Trifunović

Short Synopsis

Dobrica didn’t have a good life. When he was a baby, the parents left him and he was thrown away on a dump. Although he spent most of his life in orphanages and prisons, he sees only good in people because of the mild nature. At first they all laugh at Dobrica's naivety, but his simple-mindedness quickly gets them. And then Dobrica falls in love with a woman from a social margin - a prostitute and a drug addict.

 

WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME / Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia / 2017 / 84min

Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Script: Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragić
Cast: Leon Ristov, Hanis Bagashov, Stefan Kitanovic, Dragan Mishevski, Ivan Vrtev Soptrajanov, Igorco Postolov, Perunika Kiselički, Ines Hodic, Erina Poplavska, Labina Mitevska

Short Synopsis

Milan and his best friend Petar prepare an adventurous excursion with some other teenagers from the outskirts form Skopje. They are full of adrenaline for a boys' night out drinking and horseplay before an early morning fishing expedition, typical teenagers full of sexual and romantic tensions, and angst about money and material things,. They are sometimes devilish and sometimes angelic; hungry to be adults, yet they still mostly act like children. All dysfunctional relationships with their parents, and they represent a whole generation of youth raised in a time of transition and questionable values. Their night is tainted by ethnic tensions and a visit to a teenage prostitute that goes wrong...

 

ZBOG TEBE / Croatia / 2016 / 115min

Director: Angelo Jurkas
Script: Angelo Jurkas
Cast: Leona Paraminski, Nataša Janjić, Jelena Perčin, Iva Visković, Iskra Jirsak, Csilla Barath Bastaić, Doris Pinčić Rogoznica, Hrvojka Begović, Iva Mihalić, Jasna Bilušić, Senka Bulić, Damir Urban, Ivan Šarić, Marko Cindrić, Anđelo Jurkas, Mario Kovač, Ante Krstulović, Stojan Matavulj, Nikša Marinović, Miran Kurspahić, Zoran Pribičević, Aljoša Šerić, Sabina Herman, Lea Radolfi, Darija Turina, Goran Đoreski, Goran Berović, Robert Valkaj, Marta Cerovečki …

Short Synopsis

“Because of You” is a debutant feature film. It tells a story about love and making of love, people, pop culture, elections, faith, stupid people, guns, every day in the Balkans. “Because of You” is the answer to the question "What would you do for the person you love?". “Because of You” shows you what happens when you imprison a generation for a week of life in the year 2015 and allow them to think for a moment how they manage their feelings, actions and choices...

 

PROKLETI PAS / Serbia / 2017 / 88min

Director: Dragan Pešikan
Script: Dragan Pešikan
Cast: Srđan Žika Todorović, Nina Seničar, Jelena Galović, Maja Lukić, Igor Pervić, Ivan Jevtović, Miloš Vlalukin, Milica Zarić, Aleksandar Šapić

Short Synopsis

Usually it is us who choose the dog, but sometimes the dog chooses us. By choosing one dog, Aleksandra, Jovana and Marija come into conflict with a criminal gang led by Sergej, a ruthless dealer. Aleksandra's American ID and her fiancee's FBI pass lead the criminals to mistake this for an international operation, and since the local cops are corrupt, the three girls are left with no choice but to take matters in their own hands.

 

DEAD FISH / B&H, Croatia / 2016 / 120min

Director: Kristijan Milić
Script: Josip Mlakić
Cast: Goran Bogdan, Marinko Prga, Asim Ugljen, Slaven Knezović, Mario Knezović, Ornela Vištica, Maja Lasić, Asja Jovanović, Jelena Kordić, Marijana Mikulić, Đorđe Kukuljica, Dragan Despot, Miro Barnjak, Marko Cindrić, Ivo Krešić, Velibor Topić, Mirvad Kurić

Short Synopsis

“Dead Fish” is a mosaic film about a post-war provincial town that tracks the fate of twenty characters. The plot of the film is mostly happening in one day when the town is overflowing by cranes, at the time of the Professor's burial, a person who had previously committed suicide by a cattle gun. Most of all, Professors' fellow citizens are trying to find out in their own way the motives of unusual suicide.