After the Winter

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64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
Five childhood friends from a small Montenegrin town have gradually moved away to different corners of former Yugoslavia, yet they remain in contact, aware that their long-time friendship continues to play a fundamental role in their lives. This episodic, understated film allows viewers to follow one year of their lives as they falter and try to find their place in the world; the protagonists also experience defining moments, when they come to realise that they can no longer escape adulthood. In his inspired debut, director Ivan Bakrač delivers a spirited testimony of the young post-war generation who still have the shadow of the past hanging over them. The authentic tone of the individual episodes is reinforced by an agreeably fitting performance from the five talented young actors. A story of a vanishing world, a nostalgic and humorous ode to friendship and youth.
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Direction: Ivan Bakrač
Script: Ivan Bakrač
Cinematography: Dušan Grubin
Editing: Nataša Pantić
Sound: Dario Domitrović, Tomislav Hleb, Dušan Maksimovski
Music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Actors: Momčilo Otašević, Ana Vučković, Petar Burić, Maja Šuša, Ivona Kustudić
Production: ABHO Film, Artikulacija Film
Producers: Ivan Đurović, Snežana Nikčević
Costumes: Milena Miljković
Production Design: Dragana Baćović
Make Up: Nataša Sevčnikar
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 101'
Contact: Artikulacija Film

Ivan Bakrač

Ivan Bakrač (1987) has written and directed films that participated in many international festivals and won awards. He participated in various programs such as Berlinale Talents, Talents Sarajevo and Zurich FF Academy. His debut feature After the Winter was premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF. Apart from filmmaking, he also works as a festival programmer. He is a member of the European Film Academy.


2013 Wars (medium lenght)
2014 Our Skin is Going to Gray (short)
2016 Malesh (short)
2021 After the Winter
2023 Let the Dewy Flowers Bloom (short)