DCP/HD - 2014 - Croatia - 104 min - Color - Comedy
Original title: 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.
Original language: Croatian
Produced by: KABINET & HRT
Cowboys represents Croatia in the Oscar competition for best foreign film 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
Golden Gate of Pula Audience Award 2014 First Film Best Director Award - FEMF Piran, Slovenia, 2014
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 received the best debutant award at the Days of Croatian Film Festival in 2002 for his film Sala nije na liniji 310. Along with documentaries, he directs short feature films and promotional videos. He is one of the founding members of MUF, Film Art Museum association.