Cowboys (Kauboji)


Rafael 2 Sat, Oct 4, 2014 5:00 PM
Rafael 3 Tue, Oct 7, 2014 5:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Humor-In the Jocular Vein
Running Time:147
Director:Tomislav Mršic
Producer:Suzana Pandek
Screenwriter:Tomislav Mršic
Cinematographer:Predrag Dubravcic
Editor:Hrvoje Mršic
Cast:Živko Anocic
Hrvoje Barišic
Rakan Rushaidat
Krun0 Klabucar
Ivana Rushaidat
Radovan Ruždjak
Note Writer:Charles Purdy


FOCUS: HUMOR—IN THE JOCULAR VEIN This gloriously dark comedy features a well-loved cinematic scenario: A group of outcasts comes together to put on a show. Downtrodden, depressed, and otherwise not-quite-rightin-the-head, this bunch of (mostly) lovable misfits lives in a claustrophobic, one-horse industrial town where not much is going on. When a big-city director comes back to restart his hometown theater, there isn’t a “real” actor to be found, so he takes these misfits and molds them into a troupe. They mount—what else?—a classic Hollywood Western. Breaking every rule of stagecraft, the untrained actors embrace their characters and the tropes of movie Westerns—good versus evil, civilization against the wilderness—and, in the process, change the course of their lives. Based on a popular, award-winning Croatian play, Cowboys is part social drama, part farce, and all wacky, with a denouement that will have everyone cheering in the aisles. US PREMIERE

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Additional Information

Tomislav Mrsic was born in Zagreb in 1972. He became involved in film while studying at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb, which he graduated from in 1998. He is the author of numerous documentaries and television shows. His documentary films won several awards and acclaims, which include Film Critics Award Oktavijan for the best documentary films in 2002 and 2008 (Rio Bravar and Slucajni sin). He also received the best debutant award at the Days of Croatian Film Festival in 2002 for his film Sala nije na liniji 310. His documentaries were screened at all major film festivals in the region. Along with documentaries, he directs short feature films and promotional videos, and also assists directors on television series and feature films. He directs Posebni dodaci/Bonus tracks, a TV show about film on Croatian National Television. He is one of the founding members of MUF, Film Art Museum association.