Kosovo

  • Kaltrina Krasniqi – Vera andrron detin AKA Vera Dreams of the Sea (2021)

    Vera is a middle-aged sign language interpreter, who leads a well-structured life: a wife to a renowned judge, a supportive mother, and a caring grandmother. Her serenity is disrupted by her husband’s unexpected suicide followed by a menacing parade of relatives who claim to have ownership over their village family house. When the tendrils of an underworld scheme begin to surface, Vera’s world will face danger and seem ready to collapse. Fear and mistrust will force Vera to take the family’s fate into her own hands.Read More »

  • Luàna Bajrami – La colline où rugissent les lionnes AKA The Hill Where Lionesses Roar (2021)

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    Three young and free-spirited women decide to escape their daily lives and form a gang.Read More »

  • Norika Sefa – Në kërkim të Venerës AKA Looking for Venera (2021)

    Plot: The quiet, taciturn teenager Venera lives in a small town in Kosovo. At home, where three generations are crawling together in a small house, she has hardly any privacy.Read More »

  • Blerta Basholli – Hive (2021)

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    Fahrije’s husband disappeared during the war in Kosovo. Years later, the bees he kept stop producing honey. Forced to find a new source of income, Fahrije gets a driving licence and sets up her own small business to provide for her kids. But her resourcefulness is met with aggressive resistance from the patriarchal village community. Ignoring criticism, Fahrije joins forces with other women in the village to empower each other and gain independence.

    The film was a sweeping success at Sundance, winning the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award and Directing Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.Read More »

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