Happily Ever After

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! Tatjana 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!


Tatjana Božić

Director of numerous awarded documentary films, educated in Moscow and London, one of the founders of Fade In Production Company.
Original title: Ljubavna odiseja
Year of production: 2014.
Screening time: 83'
Format: HD
Production: Witfilm (Netherlands) in co-production with IKON (Netherlands), Factum (Croatia), Zelovic Productions (Netherlands) / Croatian Minority Co-production
Directed by: Tatjana Božić
Written by: Tatjana Božić, Alexander Goekjian
Producers: Boudewijn Koole, Iris Lammertsma
Co-producers: Nenad Puhovski, Lidija Zelović
Director of Photography: Ton Peters NSC
Editor: Boudewijn Koole
Composer: Alex Simu
Sound Design: Jeroen Goeijers
Sound: Dennis Kersten
Additional Editing: Gys Zevenbergen, Jos Driessen, Alexander Goekjian, Vjeran Pavlinić, Tatjana Božić
Additional Camera: Alexander Goekjian, Sanne van Rossum
Financed by: Dutch Film Fund, CoBO Fund, Mediafonds (Media Fund), HAVC
Distribution: Cinéart

Festivals & Awards:

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014 - Hivos Tiger Award Competition; ZagrebDox 2014 - Factumentaries; Sarajevo Film Festival 2014 - Competition Programme Documentary Film - Special Mention: Liburnia Film Festival - Competition Programme - Best Direction, Best Editing; Netherlands Film Festival 2014 - The Golden Calf for best editing (Boudewijn Koole); LET'S CEE Film Festival (Wienna, 2014) - Special Mention; Dokuart (Bjelovar, 2014); Free Zone Film Festival (Belgrade, Niš and Novi Sad, 2014); Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (Den Haag, 2014); Women and Cinema International Film Festival (Italy, 2014); Florence Film Festival Cinema and Women (2014);  International Film Festival of Kerala (India, 2014); Art Doc Fest (Moscow, 2014); Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, BFDKF 2015; Docudays International Human Rights Film Festival (Ukraine, 2015) - Students' Jury Special Mention; UnderhillFest (Podgorica, 2015.) - Jury Special Mention