July 21, 2020

Heretic takes World Rights to Venice Orizzonti title VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi

VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA, Kaltrina’s Krasniqi debut feature film is a suspense drama following Vera, a middle-aged woman, who is forced to face the raw reality of the deeply-seated gender issues when, after her husband’s suicide, the tendrils of an underworld scheme begin to surface.

Prior to Vera Dreams of the Sea, Kaltrina directed several short films with her last film, Sarabande (2018) premiering in ZagrebDox.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/590192489


Vera is a middle-aged sign language interpreter, who leads a well-structured life: a wife to a renowned judge, a supportive mother, and a caring grandmother. Her serenity is disrupted by her husband’s unexpected suicide followed by an unwelcome, menacing parade of relatives who claim to have ownership over their village family house. When the tendrils of an underworld scheme begin to surface, Vera’s world will face danger and seem ready to collapse. Fear and mistrust will force Vera to take the family’s fate into her own hands.

Steeped into an ominous atmosphere, Vera Dreams of the Sea is an intimate yet universal portrait of a woman, who must face the raw reality of going against the deeply seated gender issues that prevail in our times.

Screenings in Venice

Tue 07 Sep, 7:45pm @Sala Casino (Press, Industry)
Tue 07 Sep, 10pm @Sala Volpi (Press, Industry)
Wed 08 Sep, 1pm @Palabiennale (Public, all the accredited)
Wed 08 Sep, 2:15pm @Sala Darsena (PREMIERE)
Wed 08 Sep, 10pm @Rossini 2 (Public)
Wed 08 Sep, 10pm @Img Candiani 2 (Public)
Thu 09 Sep, 9:15am @Sala Casino (All the accredited)
Thu 09 Sep, 10am @Img Candiani 2 (public)
Thu 09 Sep, 10am @Rossini 2 (Public)
Thu 09 Sep, 11:15am @Sala Volpi (all the accredited)
Thu 09 Sep, 2:15pm @Sala Casino (all the accredited)
Thu 09 Sep, 5pm @Sala Volpi (all the accredited)

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