Teenager Alban lives in Amsterdam with his mother Zana, who had left Kosovo during the war in the Balkans in the 1990s. After starting employment in a bike shop, Alban meets a sensitive young woman called Ana. Initially affectionate and aware of their somewhat opposing backgrounds, still neither of them foresees that scars surfacing from the generation before them. An excellent first feature from Rizvanolli lingers in the mind afterwards, not just because it is an all-too-uncomfortable reminder of what took place in the Kosovo in the 90s, but also because the direction of a complex story is unfolded with clarity and maturity. (Stephen Yates, el Hype)

Director's Biography
Edon Rizvanolli
Born in Pristina (Kosovo), Edon started his acting career in 1992
in Austria. After studying method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC, he directed his first short film “Blown away” in 1998, followed by the documentary “Shuffle – politics, bullshit and rock'n'roll” about the alternative music scene in Pristina. Since 2007 he has been living in Amsterdam as an actor, director and editor.

Film Selection: T’padashtun (Unwanted, 2017) — Shuffle – politics, bullshit and rock'n'roll (2006, doc; CE’06)  — Blown away (1998, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Edon Rizvanolli
Kosovo / Netherlands 2017
85 minutes
Dutch / Albanian / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Edon Rizvanolli
Cinematography Danny Noordanus
Editing Edon Rizvanolli
Sound/Sounddesign Pellumb Ballata, Ranko Paukovic
With Adriana Matoshi, Jason de Ridder, Niki Verkaar
Producer(s) Edon Rizvanolli, René Goossens, Annemiek von Garp
Asfaltfilms, 1244 Productions
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere