Men Don't Cry by Alen Drljević

The armed conflicts of the 1990s not only visibly destroyed the land of the former Yugoslavia, but also left the deepest wounds in the memory of each of its belligerent nations. There are as many different interpretations of that bleak past as there are countries affected. It is therefore hard to expect absolute harmony when, less than two decades since the war ended, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel for a therapy session over several days. On the contrary, such a dangerously volatile situation can suddenly ignite by just one thoughtless word, or a seemingly dirty look. That’s because the former soldiers, obstinately holding on to their fundamental masculinity and their prejudices, refuse to expose the inhumanity of the atrocities perpetrated – be it by them or by someone else.

Title Men Don't Cry
Type Current Titles
Genre Drama
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Running Time 100

Boris Isaković
Leon Lučev
Emir Hadžihafizbegović

Directed by Alen Drljević
Produced by


Nationality Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany
Original title Muškarci ne plaču
Release year 2017


19th Bratislava IFF announced the winners

Best Fiction Film is drama Men Don´t Cry / Muškarci ne plaču directed by Alen Drljević. The price has been taken over one of the main protagonists, Slovenian actor Sebastian Cavazza.

Men Don't Cry goes to the Oscars for Bosnia

Alen Drljević's Men Don't Cry, which world-premiered in Karlovy Vary's Official Competition and won the Special Jury Prize, is Bosnia and Herzegovina's submission for the Best Foreign-language Film Academy Award, it was announced last week at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Bosnia picks 'Men Don't Cry' for foreign language Oscar race

Bosnia and Herzegovina has submitted Alen Drljevic’s Men Don’t Cry into contention for this year’s best foreign language film Academy Award.

Interview: Alen Drljević

Bosnian filmmaker Alen Drljević's first fiction feature, Men Don't Cry, world-premiered in Karlovy Vary's Official Competition. Cineuropa spoke to the director about the idea for his film and the tough subject of facing the war-torn past.

Karlovy Vary: Alen Drljević on the Unresolved Conflict in Bosnia

Variety - International Film Festivals

Drljević spoke to Variety about the film and the lasting effects of armed conflict.

Alen Drljević’s MEN DON’T CRY wins Europa Cinemas KVIFF Label


MEN DON’T CRY by Alen Drljević has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Keep the Change, The Cakemaker and Men Don’t Cry among the non-statutory awards winners

Karlovy Vary IFF - News

Men Don’t Cry (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany) by Alen Drljević won the Europa Cinemas Label award for the best European film in the Main Competition or the East of the West Competition.