Gone back

Director: Ernest Meholli

Englisht title:  Gone back

Original title: Gone back

2014/Netherlands/ HD/ 80’/ Fiction/ Color



Gone Back is a psychological drama about an army deserter that returns home. He expects to find his life the way he left it, but he finds out that he is declared dead and everything has changed. He tries desperately to reconnect with his loved one. Slowly he becomes a shadow of his former self, struggling with the fact that he no longer exists for the world he used to be a part of.


Ernest Meholli was born in 1980 in Mitrovica, Kosovo. After the war of Kosovo in 1999, Meholli moved to The Netherlands. From 2002 to 2005, he studied at the Academy of Art and Design. During his studies, Meholli discovered that his ideas were large, and not completely suited for just paintings on canvas. He decided that filmmaking gave his stories more room for dramatic expression. FIn 2005, Meholli was accepted at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam where he earned a Master's degree in Fiction Film Directing on 2009. Since graduating, Meholli has worked on various short and long projects. Meholli has won several prizes at international film festivals.


Script:   Ernest Meholli; Photography:  Danny Noordanus; Editing:  Joost van de Wetering; Animation: Matthije Joor; Music:  Matteo Taheri; Sound:  Robil Rahantoeknam; Leading actors:  Astrit Alihajdaraj, Hanna Verboom, Blerim Destani, Refet Abazi, Yinli Titt;  Producer:  Ernest Meholli



Audience Award at Prishtina International Film Festival, PriFest


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