Albania 1958: Luana is a strong-willed and rebellious woman and the daughter of a respected man. An arranged marriage forces her to deny her love for Agim. Luana, who was lucky enough to learn to read, finds a way to lead her fight for freedom while following the village code, but the personal price is high.
THE ALBANIAN VIRGIN is by the award-winning Bujar Alimani (CHROMIUM), one of the most important writer/directors of new Albanian cinema. A story about a female revolution, which shines through the intense screen presence of actress Rina Krasniqi, who leads the film to an emotional and delicious climax.

  • Director

    Bujar Alimani

  • Version

    Albanian (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Anita Elsani, Lesley Neary
    (Elsani & Neary Media GmbH)

  • Cast

    Rina Krasniqi,Shkurte Sylejmani, Gresa Pallaska,Nik Xhelilaj,Astrit Kabashi

  • Genre

    Historic Drama

  • Running Time

    123 min.

  • Festivals

    Warsaw Film Festival | Blue Mountain FF Toronto | Cabourg Film Festival | Film Festival della Lessinia | Ostende Film Festival | Prifest 2022 in Prishtina | CinEast Film Festival | Albansk Film Festival | Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival | Balkan Film Festival in Rome – Competition

  • Awards

    “Special Mention” of the Jury: Warsaw Film Festival | Best Feature Film, Best Female Performance and Best Male Performance at Prifest 2022 | Audience Award at Ostende Film Festival | Audience Award at Film Festival della Lessinia

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  • Status


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