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THE ALBANIAN VIRGIN

by Bujar Alimani

synopsis

Albania 1958: A boy and girl grow up together in the same village. They are the best of friends. Luana is the daughter of a well respected man, Agim the son of traitors who were banned from the city by the communists. Despite these adverse circumstances, the two maintain their friendship over 10 years. As a young woman Luana experiences more and more to be a woman is a curse and takes unusal actions end her situation as a victim and gain power to decide for herself.

international title: The Albanian Virgin
original title: Die albanische Jungfrau
country: Germany, Albania, Belgium, Kosovo
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Bujar Alimani
screenplay: Katja Kittendorf
cast: Nik Xhelilaj, Kaltrina Krasniqi, Alban Ukaj, Astrit Kabashi, Kasem Hoxha, Gresa Pallaska, Jonida Vokshi, Shkurte Sylejmani, Mimoza Azemi
cinematography by: Jörg Widmer
film editing: Philipp Thomas
art director: Merijn Sep
music: Olaf Didolff
producer: Lesley Bruce-Neary, Anita Elsani
co-producer: Tefta Bejko, Peter De Maegd, Tom Hameeuw, Besnik Krapi
associate producer: Simon Ofenloch
production: Elsani Film
backing: Eurimages
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