Lord of the House

Danielle Bremer, Kosovo, Nederland, 54 min

Onderdeel van: English Specials

A woman’s fight for freedom against century-old customs, the clash between tradition and change in Kosovo.
A rebellious Kosovar midwife fights for acknowledgement from her family which has always lived by century-old Albanian traditions based on male-dominance. Her longing for respect and appreciation is set against the background of a transforming society where the role of these old customs, written up in ‘‘The Kanun’’, is changing and people search for their own position in this new reality.

On Thursday 2 November and Friday 3 November we will screen a short film before Lord of the House: Lost Exile
Lost Exile (Fisnik Maxhuni, Switzerland, 2016, 29 min.)
Emir, a family man, works for the local mafia as people smuggler between Serbia and Hungary. Hana, a young woman from Kosovo, wants to flee her country and meets up with Emir to drive her. On the way, Emir’s unscrupulous colleagues order him to stop at a motel next to the border. They see in Hana an opportunity to gain money by delivering her to a prostitution ring. That night, Emir is faced with a moral dilemma and his own humanity, while Hana will test her courage to change her life and make it to Europe. A personal story by Fisnik Maxhuni who was born in Kosovo during the dismantlement of Yugoslavia and illegally emigrated to Switzerland in 1993.
Regisseur
Danielle Bremer
Land
Kosovo, Nederland
Jaar
2017
Duur
54
Ondertiteling
Engels

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