11/16/2020 03:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Kosovo/Albania 2019 97 min Albanian original version with German and English subtitles
German premiere

by Antoneta Kastrati

Script: Casey Cooper Johnson, Antoneta Kastrati, DoP: Sevdije Kastrati, Editors: Brett W. Bachman, Antoneta Kastrati, Michal Reich, Production: Crossing Bridges Productions, Producer: Casey Cooper Johnson, Cast: Adriana Matoshi, Astrit Kabashi, Fatmire Sahiti

Lume and her husband Ilir live with his mother in a village in Kosovo. The couple was once in love, but not much remains of their joyous past: war and the death of their daughter have left them deeply shell-shocked. Now, Lume’s mother-in-law, has been “encouraging” them to fill the family void with a new baby (preferably a boy!). Ilir and his mother put more and more pressure on Lume…

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Antoneta Kastrati is a Los Angeles/USA based filmmaker from Kosovo. After surviving the war in the late 1990s, she began making documentary films about the issues of post-war society with her sister, Sevdije. She has an MA in journalism and studied directing at the American Film Institute. Her most recent short SHE COMES IN SPRING premiered at Busan Film Festival. ZANA is her debut feature film.

Filmography: 2011 THE BUCKET IS EMPTY, 2012 ROBIN; LALEH, 2013 SHE COMES IN SPRING (all short films), 2019 ZANA

Miguel Govea
Great Britain