New Directors Competition
Fahrije’s husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo and her family is struggling financially. In order to provide for them she launches a small agricultural business, but in the traditional patriarchal village where she lives, her ambition and efforts to empower herself and other women are not seen as positive things. She struggles not only to keep her family afloat but also against a hostile community who is rooting for her to fail.
Winner of Grand Jury Prize, audience award and directing award at the World Cinema section at Sundance Film Festival.
ESPAÇO ITAÚ DE CINEMA - FREI CANECA 2
CINE MARQUISE Sala Globoplay 1
RESERVA CULTURAL - SALA 1
Félix Sandri, Enis Saraçi
Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Molike Maxhuni
Yll Uka, Valon Bajgora, Agon Uka, Britta Rindelaub, Tomi Salkovski, Paskal Semini
Ikonë Studio, Industria Film, Alva Film Production, Black Cat Production, Albasky Film, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
She is a writer and director born in Kosovo. In 2008, Blerta was awarded with the Deans Fellowship at the film graduate program at Tisch School of the Arts, in New York, city where she lived for four years. She made short films like Mirror, Mirror... (2006) and Lena dhe Unë (2011). Hive (2021) is her debut feature film.