Factumentaries

Happily Ever After

Tatjana Božić
Screening time  
23.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
23.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 1  
23.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
23.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
26.02. / Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 3  
27.02. / Thursday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
"Happily Ever After" is a merciless and humorous portrait of contemporary loving.

When filmmaker Tatjana Božić has for the umpteenth time found the love of her life and again things threaten to go terribly wrong, she decides that she should turn over a new leaf. This relationship must succeed! Tatyana visits five exes in Moscow, Hamburg, London and Zagreb to find an answer to the question why all her love affairs always end on the rocks. With a good dose of self-mockery, but also with deeply felt passion, she unravels her past relationships and she confronts her (ex-)men and herself with the complexities of contemporary loving. The documentary is a confrontational, emotional, but at the same time humorous film, easily recognizable to everyone of us, in which the filmmaker staunchly keeps searching for the holy grail of love: the Happily Ever After!

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Tatjana Božić

Tatjana Božić was born in Karlovac in 1971. She completed her postgraduate studies in documentary filmmaking at the Moscow Institute of Writers and Directors and has since made films wherever she lived: Moscow, London, Zagreb and Amsterdam. She is the co-founder of Fade In. Her documentary Happily Ever After (2014) had independent cinema distribution in the Netherlands, France, Croatia and Slovenia, and was a part of KinoDok 2015. It premiered and was nominated for the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, opened ZagrebDox 2014, and won numerous awards, including the Gouden Kalf – the Dutch Oscar.

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Happily Ever After

Netherlands, Croatia
2014, 83', DCP

Directed by:
Tatjana Božić

Screenplay by:
Tatjana Božić, Alexander Goekjian

Cinematography:
Ton Peters NSC

Edited by:
Boudewijn Koole

Music:
Alex Simu

Producers:
Boudewijn Koole, Iris Lammertsma, Nenad Puhovski, Lidija Zelović

Produced by:
Jongens van de Wit, IKON, Factum, Zelovic Productions

Festivals & Awards:

International Rotterdam Film Festival 2014