About My Man

By means of a monologue, the woman tries to comprehend why her husband was poisoned. In the course of the story it can be sensed that she played a significant part in the poisoning. Thus it was not by coincidence that she had taken her children to her mother’s place that day, cooked her husband’s beloved chili for him, and waited what would happen after he ate that chili.

  • Ana Bilic
    Director
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6119696
  • Ana Bilic
    Writer
  • Danilo Wimmer
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4106526
  • Ana Bilic
    Producer
  • Ana Bilic
    Key Cast
    "Woman"
  • Danilo Wimmer
    Music
  • Danilo Wimmer
    Editors
    Editor
  • Ana Bilic
    Editors
    Editor
  • Danilo Wimmer
    Cinematographer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O mojem mužu
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria
  • Language:
    Croatian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Andromeda Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Award Winner - Best Short Film
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    Honorable Mention – Best Original Script
  • Art Film Awards
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    Finalist – Best Actress
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Instanbul
    Turkey
    Official Selection - Best Short Film
  • 1st Monthly Film Festival
    Belgrad
    Serbia
    Award Winner - Best Indie Short Film
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Honorable Mention - Best Short Film
  • Uptilt Film Fest
    Wilmington
    United States
    Official Selection - Best Short Film
  • Dunedin International Film Festival
    Dunedin, Florida
    United States
    Official Selection - Best Short FIlm
  • Lady's First International Film Festival
    Cork City
    Ireland
    Official Selection - Best Female Filmmakers
  • Monza Film Fest
    Monza
    Italy
    Award Winner - Best Director
Director Biography - Ana Bilic

An Austrian author and film maker, born in 1962 in Zagreb, Croatia. Since 1995 she has been living and working as a professional author, film maker and theater writer and director in Vienna, Austria.
In the screenwriting workshop „Diverse Geschichten“, organized by Witcraft Szenario Vienna, Ana Bilic was a member in their 1st season 2009/2010. A year bevor, 2009, she attended a crash course in acting as part of a VHS programme in Vienna.
In 2010 Ana Bilic made her first experimental short film „Home Sweet Home“ as director and scriptwriter. The film tells the story about the daily ritual of waking up, shown through still pictures, while being underlined with music which is taking a narrative role.
In 2012 she made her second short experimental film “Talk to me!” together with Danilo Wimmer, where the alienation of the main character from his surroundings is shown by means of him drumming on dishes in his kitchen home alone.
Between 2013 and 2016 Ana Bilic developed and shoot several music videos and a couple of book trailer videos.
“About My Man” was Ana Bilic´s third short film, classically narrated. The film talks about what hides behind the facade of a seemingly happy married couple.
The fourth short film with a title “Tea Party” was made in 2018. In this experimental short film Ana Bilic explores how two levels of music function in film - one made by characters and one additional music.
In the same year Ana Bilic attended the Film Editing and Montage seminar at the Munich Film Workshop. In 2019 she attended there also the Film Distribution seminar.
In 2022 she finished her first long feature “When the Woodlark Sings” (119 min.) as director and screenwriter. This film drama talks about an unusual encounter of a man and a young woman in the forest.
For further information please visit https://www.ana-bilic.at/english/

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Director Statement

I wanted to show with the film how reality and our idea of reality can fall apart. And traditional marriage is a good example of that: one does not believe in the dreams and ideals that should be achieved or realized – one rather believes their own created reality by forcing one’s beliefs about happiness into becoming reality. One embellishes reality in order not to have to confront oneself with problems. And in the case of the protagonist – this is done at any price.