May Labour Day

  • Pjer Žalica
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro
  • 2022
  • 110'
  • Praznik rada

After ten years in Germany, Armin returns to Bosnia. He just got married and wants to surprise his father Fuda. But Fuda is nowhere to be found. The neighbours say he was arrested, but no one knows why. The newspapers say he is suspected of war crime. As the neighbourhood celebrates May Labour Day, Armin tries to get to the truth. ZFF audiences are familiar with Pjer Žalica since the festival’s launch in 2003, when he won a special jury mention for his debut Fuse. Now he returns to Zagreb with a darkly humorous drama about the Balkan mentality, which closed this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

Subtitles: EN

Pjer Žalica

Screenwriter, director, producer and editor from Sarajevo. Teaches directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Member of the EFA. His films have screened at numerous international festivals, including Cannes, Toronto, Locarno, Tribeca and others. He won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival for Fuse (2003). He wrote the script for the film Frog (ZFF 2017), while his film Focus, Grandma was shown at the ZFF in 2020. He also directed several short fiction and documentary films, theatre plays, TV formats, promotional and music videos.

May Labour Day

Pjer Žalica
Pjer Žalica
Muhamed Hadžović, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Admir Glamočak, Boris Isaković, Aleksandar Seksan, Mirvad Kurić, Jasna Žalica, Tatjana Šojić, Dženita Imamović Omerović
Almir Đikoli
Pjer Žalica
Pjer Žalica, Aida Huseinović, Rusmir Efendić, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Labina Mitevska, Jelena Mitrović, Igor Kecman, Ivan Đurović
Association FORUM, Propeler Film, Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Backroom Production & Baš Čelik Film House, ABA Film
Festivals & Awards
Sarajevo Film Festival

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