Babai
Kosovo, Germany, FYROM, France 2015

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directed by Visar Morina, drama, 104 min, eng subtitles written by Visar Morina
with Val Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Enver Petrovci, Xhevdet Jashari, Alban Ukaj

Wednesday 21.10.2015 - 18.30, Cinématheque
Thursday 22.10.2015 - 21.00, Ciné Utopia

Ten-year old Nori and his father Gezim earn their living by selling cigarettes in pre-war Kosovo of the 90s. Gezim will hear nothing of Nori’s mother. He is an expert at escaping the past and now he wants to flee Kosovo for Germany, without Nori. But the boy tries everything he can to prevent his dad from leaving. An accident results. The shocked father takes Nori to the hospital. When Nori gets out, his father is simply gone. Angry, yet determined, Nori sets out on a perilous journey to find his father and sure enough finds him in Germany. With the persistence only a child can have, he confronts his father and cannot forgive him for his desertion. An authentic and touching look at the stories behind the immigration waves from Balkan countries into the EU.

Awards
Karlovy Vary IFF 2015 (Best Director, Label Europa Cinemas)
Munich IFF 2015 (One Future Prize, Young German Cinema Award)

Kosovo, dans les années 90. Nori, dix ans, et son père Gezim gagnent leur vie en vendant des cigarettes dans la rue. Du jour au lendemain, Gezim quitte le pays pour chercher une vie meilleure en Allemagne et laisse son fils derrière lui. Furieux et déterminé, Nori entame un long et périlleux voyage pour retrouver son père. Avec la ténacité que seul un enfant peut avoir, il affronte son père et ne peut lui pardonner sa désertion.

Prix
Karlovy Vary IFF 2015 (Meilleur réalisateur, Cinémas Label Europa)
Munich IFF 2015 (Un Prix de l'avenir, Prix de jeune cinéma allemand)

http://cineuropa.org/vd.aspx?t=video&l=en&did=295200 http://www.nikofilm.de/en/films/completed/babai/ http://cineuropa.org/f.aspx?t=film&l=en&did=293549 http://cineuropa.org/vd.aspx?t=video&l=en&did=295316 https://www.visarmorina.de/