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DirectorVisar Morina
ProducerNicole Gerhards – NiKo Film, Produksioni Krusha, Skopje Film Studio, Eaux Vives Productions
WriterVisar Morina
CastVal Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Enver Petrovci
EditorStefan Stabenow
CameraMatteo Cocco
ScreeningFriday 11 November at 21:00h / Tuesday 15 November at 19:30h
Length104 min
CountyGermany, Kosovo, Macedonia, France

A compelling drama about a boy from Kosovo in search of his parent. Visar Morina received the prestigious prize Crystal Globe as the Best Director at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Dutch Premiere


Ten-year old Nori and his father Gezim earn their living by selling cigarettes in pre-war Kosovo of the `90s. Gezim 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.

Een meeslepend drama over een Kosovaarse jongen die op zoek is naar zijn vader. Visar Morina ontving de prestigieuze Crystal Globe-prijs bij het Karlovy Vary International Film Festival voor beste regisseur.


Tienjarige Nori en zijn vader Gezim verdienen hun brood met de verkoop van sigaretten in het vooroorlogse Kosovo van de jaren ’90. Gezim, iemand die altijd wegloopt van zijn verleden, wil nu uit Kosovo vluchten zonder Nori. Maar de jongen probeert uit alle macht te voorkomen dat zijn vader vertrekt, wat resulteert in een ongeval. De geschokte vader gaat met Nori naar het ziekenhuis. Maar wanneer Nori uitstapt is zijn vader verdwenen. Boos, maar vastberaden, gaat Nori op een gevaarlijke reis en vindt zijn vader in Duitsland.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2015 – Crystal Globe for Best Director, Europa Cinemas Label Jury Award | Munich Film Festival, 2015 – Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor (Astrit Kabashi, Val Maloku), One Future Prize | Avvantura Zadar Film Festival, 2015 – Best Male Role | Film Festival Cottbus, Festival of the East European Cinema, 2015 – Best Debut | Angers European First Film Festival, 2016 – Best Actor