On November 28, our regular screening program 'Subtitled Tuesday' (with English subtitles included) will present the debut fillm 'The Frog' (Žaba', 2017), directed by BiH director Elmir Jukić. Screening starts at 9:05 p. m.
Zeko, a barber and ex-soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, invites his brother Braco and his friend Švabo to Eid festivities. He intends to take advantage of the festive mood and ask his brother, a gambler and alcoholic, to change his ways. Braco doesn’t want to listen and will not take the conversation seriously. Zeko puts a razor under his brother’s neck, forcing him to promise he will change; furious, Braco leaves, telling Zeko he will never see him again, while Švabo suggests that Zeko see a psychiatrist. Alone, without his only friend and his brother, Zeko decides to kill himself – until Muki, a young man selling books door-to-door, stops him.
Elmir Jukić, decided to put the popular play 'The Frog' by Croatian playwriter Dubravko Mihanović, which has been performed in crowded theatres throughout the former Yugoslavia, on the big screen. The film adaptation 'The Frog' moved the audience at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival to tears, and had it's Croatian premiere at the 15th Zagreb Film Festival.