Tag Archives: Albanian

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)

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 »

Artan Minarolli – Gjallë AKA Alive! (2009)


In a country where tradition is constantly at war with modernity, Koll is a college student set on enjoying his youth to the fullest. When his father dies and he is forced to assume responsibility for an ancient crime, Koll is thrust into the gruesome, feudal heart of contemporary Albania… Read More »