Directed by Lendita Zeqiraj, drama, 107 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Lendita Zeqiraj
With Arti Lokaj, Rozafa Çelaj, Adriana Matoshi, Basri Lushtaku, Melihate Qena, Rebeka Qena
A nine-year-old boy raised in a house full of women is determined to find his missing father. The five women he shares a home with, meanwhile, carry the burdens of their own wartime traumas, finding common ground in the stories, songs and jokes they share. But even in a house bursting with life and laughter, the country’s dark history of ethnic tension and violence threatens to rise to the surface - bringing with it painful memories and secrets long buried in the past.
This feature-film debut of Kosovo’s female director Lendita Zeqiraj is both a powerful coming-of-age story and a very well observed and engaging slice of life in contemporary Kosovo society with some strong lead actors’ performances.
Karlovy Vary IFF 2019 (East of the West, Opening film)
With the support of the Embassy of Kosovo in Brussels.