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Lord of the House

DirectorDanielle Bremer
ProducerEdon Rizvanolli – 1244 Productions, Asfalt Films
WriterDanielle Bremer
EditorDanielle Bremer
CameraMartijn van Beenen
Screening2 November 2017 | 19:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
3 November 2017 | 15:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Original TitleZOTI I SHPISE
Length54 min
CountryKosovo/The Netherlands

A woman’s fight for freedom against century-old customs, the clash between tradition and change in Kosovo. The screening on November 2 is followed by Q&A with the director Danielle Bremer and the producer Edon Rizvanolli.


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.

Director’s bio

Daniëlle Bremer (1972, The Netherlands), studied at the University of Amsterdam where she got her masters in Communication. She lived in Kosovo from 2000 till 2007 where she made television programs and reportages for the United Nations, OSCE and international broadcasters such as CNN. Currently she is based in Amsterdam where she works on documentaries, reportages, television programs, commissioned films and online projects.