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    Zana

    Directed by Antoneta Kastrati
    Kosovo/Albania | 97 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

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    Zana

    Directed by Antoneta Kastrati
    Kosovo/Albania | 97 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

  • View Trailer

    Zana

    Directed by Antoneta Kastrati
    Kosovo/Albania | 97 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

  • View Trailer

    Zana

    Directed by Antoneta Kastrati
    Kosovo/Albania | 97 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

A woman struggling to conceive is brought, by her desperate husband, to various psychics and faith healers to cure her fertility issues, which unlocks traumatic memories of war in this beguiling and powerful feature debut.

Schedule

January 4, 2020 3:45 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 5, 2020 12:45 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 11, 2020 2:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Living in the countryside with her husband and mother-in-law, Lume (a staggering Adriana Matoshi) still struggles to adjust to a sense of normalcy 10 years after the end of the Kosovo war. Tormented by chilling hallucinations and night terrors while under constant pressure to conceive a child, Lume is dragged by her husband to various psychics, faith healers and exorcists to cure her fertility issues, which unlocks traumatic memories that become indistinguishable from the present. In her first narrative feature, documentarian Antoneta Kastrati courageously draws from personal experience to tell this rich and emotionally potent story of a woman’s unimaginable grief and painful reconciliation with the past. Mixing the elliptical and dreamlike with stark and unflinching visions of atrocity, Kastrati strikes an impressive dramatic balance, catapulted by Matoshi’s simmering and multi-shaded performance, until the gut-punching, heart-rending finale.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize

film details

Director: Antoneta Kastrati
Producers: Casey Cooper Johnson, Sevdije Kastrati, Dritan Huqui, Brett Walker, Miguel Govea
Screenwriter: Antoneta Kastrati, Casey Cooper Johnson
Cinematographers: Sevdije Kastrati
Editor: Antoneta Kastrati, Brett W Bachman
Music: Dritero Nikqi
Cast: Adriana Matoshi, Astrit Kabashi, Fatmire Sahiti
Country: Kosovo/Albania
Language: in Albanian with English subtitles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 97 minutes
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Primary Company: ALIEF

guests in attendance

Director Antoneta Kastrati, screenwriter Sevdije Kastrati and cinematographer Casey Cooper Johnson are expected to be in attendance on January 4 and 5.

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