Bobo Jelcic
Director Bobo Jelcic
Cast Rakan Rushaidat, Miki Manojlovic, Snjezana Sinovcic Siskov, Lea Breyer, Marko Makovicic, Kreso Mikic, Ivana Roscic, Goran Navojec, Ksenija Marinkovic, Jadranka Djokic, Vesna Glodjo
Writer Bobo Jelcic
Camera Erol Zubcevic
Editor Vladimir Gojun
Music Fons Merkies
Producer Zdenka Gold - Spiritus Movens (HR); De Productie (NL), Dokument Sarajevo (BiH), Dart film (RS), Adriatic Western (ME)
Original Title SAM SAMCAT
Year 2018
Length 74 min
Country Croatia, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro
Subtitles English
Screening Fri 9 November | 21:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Sat 10 November | 21:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

A captivating, darkly humorous, well-acted intimate drama by award-winning director Bobo Jelcic, recently premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Screenings will be followed by Q&A with the director Bobo Jelčić, editor Vladimir Gojun and producer Zdenka Gold.


Filmmaker Bobo Jelcic, whose ‘A Stranger’ premiered at the prestigious Berlinale and won many awards including the Heart of Sarajevo for acting and seven Golden Arenas at the Pula FF, takes us on a powerful, emotional journey of modern fatherhood in his impressive second feature. It’s a story of a divorced father Marko who fights to spend more time with his daughter. He is hardly ever alone: either surrounded by his family, friends, co-workers and neighbourhood fixers. 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. An intimate character study and a snapshot of a community, but nevertheless, an up-to-date, universal, deeply human story.

Director's bio

Bobo Jelcic comes from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He is a film and theatre director as well as a screenwriter. He also works as a professor of acting at the Academy in Zagreb. His first feature film «A Stranger» premiered at the Berlinale Forum in 2013.