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VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA

by Kaltrina Krasniqi

synopsis

Vera is a middle-aged sign language interpreter, who leads a well-structured life: a wife to a renowned judge, a supportive mother, and a caring grandmother. Her serene life is disrupted by her husband’s suicide followed by an unwelcome, menacing parade of men who claim to have ownership over their village family house. When the tendrils of an underworld scheme begin to surface, Vera’s world will face danger and seem ready to collapse. Fear and mistrust will force Vera to take the family’s fate into her own hands. The film is an intimate yet universal portrait of a woman, who has to face the raw reality of going against the deep-seated gender issues of our times.

international title: Vera Dreams of the Sea
original title: Vera andrron detin
country: Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania
sales agent: Heretic Outreach
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Kaltrina Krasniqi
film run: 87'
screenplay: Doruntina Basha
cast: Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi, Refet Abazi, Arona Zyberi
cinematography by: Sevdije Kastrati
film editing: Vladimir Pavlovski, Kaltrina Krasniqi
art director: Burim Arifi, Blendina Xhema
costumes designer: Albulena Borovci
music: Petrit Çeku, Genc Salihu
producer: Shkumbin Istrefi, Antov Ognen, Dionis Papadhimitri
production: ISSTRA Creative Factory, Dream Factory Macedonia, Papadhimitri Production, Vera Film [XK]
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