|Cast: ||Emir Mušić, Aleksandar Seksan, Senad Alihodzic|
|Crew: ||- Screenplay: Dzejna Avdic, Jure Pavlovic
- Cinematography: Almmir Fakic
- Editing: Dragan Von Petrovic
- Sound: Vladimir Bozic
- Co-Producer: Sekvenca|
Sarajevo, rush hour. EMIR (15), accompanied by a SOCIAL WORKER, is on his way to meet his father SAFET for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late...
Jure Pavlovic (1985) graduated film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He took part in different international workshops and talent venues like Berlinale Talents, Sarajevo Talent Campus, Sources 2, MAIA, etc. His short films Half an Hour for Grandma (2010) and Umbrella (2012) were shown on more then 50 festivals winning 6 awards. His third short film Picnic (2015) premiered at 65th BERLINALE – Berlin International Film Festival in Generation 14plus programme. It went on to win different awards like the GRAND PRIZE – Best narrative short at Flickers – Rhode Island Film Festival (RIFF’s official Oscar submission), GRAND PRIX – Best film in 24th Croatian Film Days (national short & medium FF), etc. The film was nominated for the European Film Award (EFA) in 2015. for the best European short film.
Picnic„ is a film that talks about one of the most important relationships in the life of every man: father-son relationship.
In this film that relationship is put in the specific context that is slowly revealed to the audience: the father doesn’t hold custody over his son and is only allowed to visit him under supervision, during time limited visits. What adds more to the story is that the father clearly did something horrible in the past, for which he deserves the treatment he is getting, and he is also aware of it. But still, one should never underestimate the power of the father-son bond...