VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA (VERA ANDRRON DETIN) Virtual Screenings World Cinema

VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA (VERA ANDRRON DETIN)

North American Premiere

Talent attending in-person screening: Director of Photography Sevdije Kastrat.

Following the virtual screening, watch a special conversation with director Kaltrina Krasniqi moderated by AFI Festivals Associate Programmer Cedar Sherbert.

Unassuming sign language interpreter Vera (Teuta Ajdini) lives a quiet life alongside retired husband Fatmir in their modest Pristina apartment. Happy to be a vessel for others to navigate the world, her hopes for her daughter and granddaughter’s future are intrinsically linked to the family’s newly valuable country house. But when her husband takes his own life and his cousin Ahmet begins insisting that Fatmir had promised him the rural home, Vera suddenly finds herself trapped in a deeply patriarchal culture where the word of men is final. Unyielding to increasingly violent pressure, Vera discovers how deep the corruption in men’s hearts can run, as well as the strength to stand her ground in this taut drama from director Kaltrina Krasniqi. –Cedar Sherbert

Kaltrina Krasniqi is an award-winning Kosovo-based film director and researcher working in film, television and digital humanities. She graduated in Film Directing from the University of Prishtina in 2004 and in 2011 completed her MA at Kosovo’s Institute for Journalism and Communication.

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Details

Country: Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania

Year: 2021

Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi

Screenwriter: Doruntina Basha

Producer: Shkumbin Istrefi

Executive Producers: Ognen Antov, Klajdi Papadhimitri, Kaltrina Krasniqi

Director of Photography: Sevdije Kastrati

Editors: Vladimir Pavlovski, Kaltrina Krasniqi

Production Designers: Burim Arifi, Blendina Xhema

Music: Petrit Çeku, Genc Salihu

Cast/Featuring: Teuta Ajdini, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi, Refet Abazi

Running Time (minutes): 85

Language: Albanian

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