Babai

Ten-year old Nori and his father Gezim earn their living by selling cigarettes in pre-war Kosovo of the nineties. Gezim will hear nothing of Nori’s mother. He is an expert at escaping the past and now he wants to flee Kosovo, without Nori. But the boy tries everything in his means to prevent his dad from leaving. An accident results. The shocked father takes Nori to the hospital. When Nori gets out, his father is gone. Angry, yet determined Nori sets out on a perilous journey and indeed finds his father in Germany. With the persistence only a child can have, he confronts his father with leaving him behind.

festivals/awards

Munich Film Festival (World Premiere), Karlvoy Vary International Film Festival (International Premiere)

info

DCP- 2015 – Germany/Republic of Kosovo/FYR Macedonia / France – 103 min – Color
Original title: Babai
Original language: Albanian

Directed by Visar Morina
Cast: Val Maloku (Nori), Astrit Kabashi (Gezim),  Adriana Matoshi (Valentina), Enver Petrovci (Adem),  Xhevdet Jashari (Bedri), Alban Ukaj (Smuggler)
Produced by: NiKo Film, (GER), Produksioni Krusha (KOS), Skopje Film Studio (MK),  Eaux Vives Productions (FR)
Producer: Nicole Gerhards
Co-producer:  Visar Krusha, Tomi Salkovski, Xénia Maingot

 

 

July 6, 2015

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