This remarkable debut is an exploration of a father-daughter relationship against the backdrop of rampant unemployment and wide-spread corruption in post-war Kosovo.
Shpetim is a 52-year-old unemployed mechanic and a loving single father. His daughter lives in an orphanage as he is unable to provide for her. He is determined to turn his life around and start a new life with his daughter. Shpetim is six months behind on his rent. One after another, his attempts to find work fail, as he is too old to be employed. He gets evicted from his apartment and is forced to live in a trailer. Things get more complicated when the orphanage sends Shpetim’s daughter back to live with him. He has no other choice but to sell his kidney in order to get out of Kosovo and start a new life in Germany. The role of the father has gathered interest as it is played by the real father of the director More Raca, who is certainly one of the most exciting new voice of the European current film scene.
GALAKTIKA E ANDROMEDES
Kosovo, Spain, Italy, North Macedonia | 2020 | 80 min
PRODUCTION: Sunaj Raca – Arena; Nephilim Producciones, 39 Films, DM Film and Video Production
CAST: Sunaj Raca, Juli Emiri, Don Raca, Aurita Agushi, Elda Jashari, Avni Dalipi
SCREENPLAY: More Raca
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Dario Sekulovski
EDITING: Don Raca
FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION)
Sarajevo Film Festival, 2020 – World Premiere | Cairo International Film Festival, 2020 | San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2019 – Glocal in Progress Award | Trieste Film Festival, 2021