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FROG

Original Title: Žaba
Year: 2017
Length: 78 minutes
Language: Bosnian
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of MacedoniaSerbiaCroatia
Film Category: Feature Narrative


Cast & Credits

Director: Elmir Jukić

Producer: Ademir Kenović, Boris T. Matić, Tomi Salkovski

Production Company: Refresh Production, Skopje Film Studio, Living Pictures

Cast: Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Aleksandar Seksan, Mirsad Tuka

Music: Dino Sukalo

Cinematography: Dejan Dimeski

Film Editing: Vladimir Gojun

Production Design: Mario Ivezić

Costume Design: Lejla Graho

Makeup: Lamija Hadzihasanivić


Film Synopsis:

Zeko, a barber in Bosnia and veteran of the conflicts of the 1990s, finds himself prone to violent fits resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder. After being left by his family, Zeko attempts to reassemble the pieces of his life by reaching out to his brother Braco. Discontent with the current state of affairs in Bosnia, Braco struggles with alcoholism and a gambling addiction. Along with their friend Švabo, a cab driver who has been cheating on his wife with a younger woman, Zeko and Braco attempt to spend the Muslim holiday of Eid in Zeko’s barber shop, thinking about old times and commiserating about their problems in hopes of finding a resolution. The day ends in acrimony, however, and Zeko, alone, must contemplate whether life is worth living. Along the way, he becomes infatuated with a fictional Japanese character that gives the film its name; the titular frog dominates Zeko’s life and helps reshape his philosophy and outlook on life. Based on the stage play by Dubravko Mihanović, Frog features emotional performances from Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Aleksandar Seksan, and Mirsad Tuka, and is a pensive mediation on war, memory, religion, nostalgia, love, and personal conflict.


Director's Biography

An accomplished theater director and journalist, director Elmir Jukić is a prolific television director who has worked extensively on the program Crazy, Confused, Normal, as well as Kriza and Dva Smo Svijeta Razlicita. He has made several short films, including Mother (2009), before embarking on his first feature film with Frog.

 SVA Theatre 

 Presentation 6 

 

Screening Time:

Saturday, April 15, 2017 

6:00 PM 

 SVA Theatre

 

Screens with:

"Što te nema - Boston"

Followed by Q&A with Director

 Ademir Kenović 

Lead Actor

 Elmir Jukić  

Lead Actor

 Emir Hadžihafizbegović 

Reviews

Cineuropa

Preview

Nominations

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Feature Film

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Acting Performance - Emir Hadžihafizbegović

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture