Nëntor i ftohtë

Cold November

Kosovo, early 1990s. The heating in Fadili’s apartment is out again. There has been widespread concern throughout Prishtina since the Yugoslav government no longer recognises the autonomy status of the region. Regardless, the Albanian archivist Fadili has kept his optimism and cares lovingly for his family. When one day a Serb replaces his boss and Fadili’s Albanian colleagues quit their jobs as an act of protest, he is faced with an impossible decision. With an authentic 1990s look, director Ismet Sijarina tells of the dilemma faced by a man who wants to protect his family at all costs, but does not want to betray his political convictions.

Director's Biography
Ismet Sijarina
Ismet Sijarina was born in Prishtina, Kosovo, in 1975. Since 1998 when he started to study film directing in Prishtina, Sijarina has directed many short films, documentaries, and music videos, and he works as a lecturer at the University of Prishtina. His documentary “Beyond the Rainbow" and his feature film "Hold my Hand” were celebrated by both audience and critics. "Cold November" is his second feature film.

Film Selection: Nëntor i ftohtë (Cold November, 2018) - Ama Doren (Hold My Hand, 2003) - Beyond the Rainbow (2007)
Spotlight 2019
Ismet Sijarina
Kosovo / Albania / North Macedonia 2018
93 minutes
Albanian / Serbian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ismet Sijarina, Arian Krasniqi
Cinematography Sevdije Kastrati
Editing Vladimir Pavlovski
Sound/Sounddesign Igor Popovski
Music Petrit Çergaxhiu
With Kushtim Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Fatmir Spahiu, May-Linda Kosumovic, Bislim Mucaj, Lum Veseli, Aurita Agushi
Producer(s) Fatmir Spahiu, Arian Krasniqi, Paskal Semini
Buka Production, Thumbs Up, AlbaSky Film
World Sales
Idea Media Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
San Sebastián Film Festival 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018 

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere