Original Title: Sam samcat

Year: 2018
Length: 87 minutes
Language: Croatian
Country:  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Netherlands
Film Category: Feature Narrative

Cast & Credits

Director: Bobo Jelčić

Producer: Zdenka Gold

Director of Photography: 

Editor: Vladimir Gojun

Art Director: Željka Burić

Costume Designer: Katarina Zaninovic

Production Company: Spiritus Movens d.o.o.De ProductieDart FilmDokumentAdriatic Western

Cast: Rakan RushaidatMiki ManojlovićSnježana Sinovčić ŠiškovLea Breyer

Film Synopsis:

Divorced father Marko is hardly ever alone: he is surrounded by family, friends, co-workers and neighborhood fixers. Yet he is driven to the brink by limited contact with the one person he loves most – his daughter, who lives with her mother. 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. His fierce, paternal love for his child is both the source of his misery and his greatest joy.

Director's Biography

Bobo Jelčić was born in 1964 in Mostar. He graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art at the University of Zagreb. He was directed at all major theaters in Croatia, as well as in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and at the Croatian National Theater in Mostar. The professor is acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Since 1995, she has collaborated with Natasa Rajkovic on their new method of acting with actors, which positions the actor as an author. They performed a number of performances using this method, including Watching (1997), Slowdown (1998), Unsafe Story (1999), Heimspiel (2002 Hannover), X Wohnungen (2002 Duisburg, 2004 Berlin), On the other hand (2006), Fast Sicher (2007 Zürich) and Izlog (2010). He has received many awards in the world for his performances, including awards at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Wiener Festwochen, MESS at the International Theater Festival in Sarajevo. In 2005, Tandem Rajkovic-Jelcic completes his first experimental film Whatever you know about me, who had his premiere at the Motovun Film Festival.

In early 2013, Jelcic directed Galeb's performance at the ZKM, based on the Czechoslovak Literary Template.
Defense and Protection is the first feature feature film by Bobe Jelčić.
2014 / PROMOTER / feature feature film / screenwriter and director / 90 min / in development

2013 / DEFENSE AND PROTECTION / feature feature film / screenwriter and director / 87 min / world premiere Berlinale 2013

2005 / ONO ALL ABOUT ME / experimental film / co-screenwriter and co-director / Nataša Rajković and Bobo Jelčić / 72 min / world premiere Motovun Film Festival 2005

 SVA Theatre 

Presentation 7 


Screening Time:

Saturday, April 13, 2019 

4:00 PM 

Screens with:



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BHFF Jury Award for the Best Feature Narrative Film

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Acting Performance: Rakan Rushaidat