ERALD
DIKA

NEVERLAND

Italy | 2019 | 80’

A group of friends traces their adolescence lived in 1997 in Albania. Their memories will reconstruct the period in which the country has gone through the most dramatic social and economic crisis of the last 20 years.

STEFANO
GROSSI

OVERSEAS

Italy | 2018 | 76’

A portrait of young Italians who have emigrated to Tirana (alone, in couples or with the whole family) in order to work in Albanian Call Centers with no guaranteed security or trades union.

KRISTINE NRECAJ

BIRTHE TEMPLIN

THE SWORN VIRGIN AND THE GIRL

Germany | 2019 | 44’

Sixty-one years ago, Bedrie was born as a girl in Albania. Today she lives as a man, she is a sworn virgin. The tradition of the sworn virgins originated 600 years ago: if there were no male descendants, one of the girls had to live as a man to maintain the family. Some women chose this path because they wanted to be free.

ANDY
DELIANA

THE PERFECT GANGSTER

United States, Albania | 2018 | 55’

An incident is about to take place in an Indian, middle class home, on a regular evening. Batmi, explores the incident in a single, continuous long take, as if being witness to it, as opposed to reading about it in a newspaper.