These Are The Rules

by Ognjen Svilicic

Croatia, Franca, Serbie, Macedonia


Ivo and Maja live a quiet life in a dull suburb of Zagreb. One night their only son Tomica is violently attacked on the street by another teenager, beaten and left severely injured. Their world of false security collapses. As they go through an unbearable ordeal, they are forced to re-examine their lives and question everything they believed in.



Venice IFF – Orizzonti Award Best Actor, Busan IFF, Haifa IFF, Warsaw IFF – Best Director Award, Cinemed – Montpellier, Thessaloniki IFF, Cottbus IFF, Stockholm IFF – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best DOP, Minsk IFF – Best Actor,  Kolkata IFF, Tallinn Black Nights FF, Singapore IFF, Dubai IFF, les Arcs IFF – Grand Jury Prize

Language : Croatian
Length : 75’
Format : HD

Screenwriter : Ognjen Svilicic
Production : Maxima Film (Croatia), KinoElektron
Coproduction : Biberche Productions (Serbia), Trice Films (Macedonia)

International sales : Urban Distribution International


Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Jasna Zalica, Hrvoje Vladisavljevic, Veronika Mach


Crystel Fournier (director of photography), Atanas Georgiev (editing), Ivan Veljaca (production designer), Tomislav Gasparic, Jean-Guy Veran (sound), Katarina Zaninovic (costumes), Irena Hadrovic (makeup), Hrvoje Habeković (line producer), Igor Miklosic-Figo (1st assistant director), Arnaud Chelet (VFX)


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