Alen Drljevic’s “Men Don’t Cry,” which won the special jury prize at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival last month and The young audience award at Sarajevo International Film Festival, has now been selected as Bosnia-Herzegovina’s official candidate for the foreign-language Oscar. The ensemble film, which is released domestically in September, tells the story of a diverse group of veterans of the Balkan wars who gather at a remote mountain hotel to undergo therapy.
Bosnia previously won the best foreign-language film Academy Award for Danis Tanovic’s 2001 film “No Man’s Land.” The film secured Bosnia’s only nomination in the category to date from 16 previous submissions.
The nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 23, 2018. The ceremony takes place March 4, 2018.