Cowboys / Kauboji

Cowboys (Kauboji) A film by Tomislav Mrsic

Cowboys (Kauboji)
A film by Tomislav Mrsic

Cowboys is a comedy based on a Croatian hit theatre play. It is a story of eight outsiders who try to create a theatre play while breaking every rule of theatre craft. It tells the story of Sacha, a relatively successful theater director, who returns from the big city to his home town without a clear notion of what that change might bring, leaving behind his career to re-start the neglected local theater. The call came from the mayor and Sasa’s school colleagues. However, the play will be a succession of hurdles, as the city does not have any actors or anyone who would know anything about the theater business. The candidates will all be amateurs, and as the play will seem even more impossible to set up, they settle on a common ground: Western.

Cowboys represents Croatia in the Oscar competition for best foreign film

Awards/Festivals

Pula Film Festival 2014
Shanghai International Film Festival 2014
Les Rencontres des Cinémas d’Europe, Aubenas, France, 2014
Festival of European and Mediteranean Films (FEMF), Piran, Slovenia, 2014
Festroia Festival, Portugal, 2014
Jagran Film Festival, India, 2014
International Film Festival Cinematik Piestany, 2014
Eurasia International Film Festival, Kazakhstan, 2014
Hamburgh Film Fest, 2014
Mill Valley film Festival, US, 2014
Cinedays Festival of European Film, Macedonia, 2014
Chennai Film Festival, 2014
18th Annual European Union Film Festival, USA , 2014

Reviews

Croatia’s foreign-language Oscar entry is a nifty blend of social drama and absurdist comedy.” Variety

The film is screened with English and Greek subtitles

Title: Cowboys (Kauboji)
Director: Tomislav Mrsic
Country: Croatia
Production: 2014
Duration: 104’
Language: Croatian
International sales: Wide Management

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