THE MARRIAGE

 

directed by Blerta Zeqiri

 

 

 

 Speak now or forever hold your peace.

 

 

 The wedding is only two weeks away. Anita and Bekim are adding the final touches to their big day. Despite expecting news from Anita's parents, declared missing since 1999 Kosovar War, and having to deal with Bekim's controlling family, the couple seems to manage somehow with the preparations. But when Nol, Bekim's secret ex-gay-lover, returns unexpectedly from aboard, the situation becomes complicated. especially since Bekim realizes the latter is still in love with him.

 

Inevitably, the wedding banquet becomes loaded with tension as the unusual love triangle starts to unravel. 

DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - Kosovo - 97min

CAST Alban Ukaj, Adriana Matoshi, Genc Salihu

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Albanian

PRODUCED BY Keka Kreshnik Berisha 

IN COPRODUCTION WITH Bunker Film+ 

DIRECTOR

Blerta Zeqiri is a Kosovar Director and Scriptwriter, also a member of the European Film Academy. She was born in 1979, in Prishtina. During the war in Kosovo she went to France where she studied cinema at Paris 8 University. She wrote and directed a number of short and medium length films that have participated in more than a hundred International Film Festivals, winning awards in dozens of them. After winning the Sundance International Short Fiction award in 2012 she returns with her debut feature-length film – The Marriage.

In between each film, she directed many TV Series, Documentaries, Music Videos, TV Commercials and Institutional Films. She works and lives in Kosovo.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2017

            WINNER - FIPRESCI INTERNATIONAL CRITICS PRIZE
            WINNER - SPECIAL JURY PRIZE for the Ensemble of the Cast in the First Feature Film Category