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26.08. 20:15

Why is mom always crying?

26.08. 20:15
(Croatian Premiere)
  • Title: Why is mom always crying?
  • Year of production: 2019
  • Duration: 15`
  • Director: Karmen Obrdalj
  • Screenwriter: Karmen Obrdalj
  • Camera: Jana Vuković
  • Sound: Aleksandar Jurić
  • Editing: Aleksandar Jurić
  • Music: Josip Paradžik
  • Producer: Karmen Obrdalj
  • Production: Akademija umjetnosti univerziteta u Banjoj Luci , Samostalna produkcija

"It was enough for me to think day and night about you."
Ena discovers her parent’s love letters. They sent each other letters while they were separated in the war, in the most hopeless place in the world - Bosnia and Herzegovina. She goes on a trip to the City from her childhood “Pustograd” and she recalls the almost impossible love of her parents. When the war in Mostar begin, Ena's parents, a married couple of different nationalities, moved away from the war from Mostar to Pustograd where Ena's father is taken into captivity. Ena and her mother are left alone in the world. They live in anxiety and fear, not knowing if their other half is dead or alive. Six months after Ena's father is taken, Ena and her mother receive the first letter. The letter comes in unaddressed, unfamiliar way. That is the start of their exchange of letters; months go by when they cannot hear from each other, while Ena and her mother tremble for his life.

Karmen Obrdalj (1999, Split, Croatia). She made six short feature films, one short documentary and one music video. Her films have been screened at festivals such as Motovun Film Festival, Dukafest, Mostar Film Festival, West Herzegovina Festival, etc. At the 2019 Mostar Film Festival, Karmen wa...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2019. - Dukafest (Banja Luka, BH)
  • 2020. - Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, BH)
Awards and recongitions
  • Mostar film festival - Best Students Movie