Directed by Florenc Papas, drama/road movie, 78 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Florenc Papas
With Luli Bitri, Jonida Vokshi, Gulielm Radoja, Sotiraq Bratko
Two sisters, Rudina and Elma, travel through Albania by car. They carry a heavy secret – Elma, who has just returned from Italy where she lives and works, is pregnant and unmarried. At the end of their journey, in a remote mountain village where they were born, the women will have to face their strict traditional father who might not relish what they have to tell him. Elma and Rudina need to quickly come up with a plan.
A poignant and insightful road movie, Open Door is a portrait of a conservative, male-dominated society, juxtaposed with feminine solidarity and a relentless desire for a change, with magnetic performances by Luli Bitri and Jonida Vokshi. Freshly-premiered at Sarajevo International Film Festival.
Sarajevo IFF 2019 (Competition)