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.
with English subtitles
Anita Elsani, Lesley Neary
(Elsani & Neary Media GmbH)
Rina Krasniqi,Shkurte Sylejmani, Gresa Pallaska,Nik Xhelilaj,Astrit Kabashi
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
“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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