The Marriage

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The Marriage

Directed by Blerta Zeqiri

  • Kosovo, Albania 2017; 97 min
  • Original version: Albanian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Jury Prize for the Ensemble of Cast, FIPRESCI Award - Tallinn Black Nights IFF

Synopsis

Bekim is with his fiancée Anita at a disturbing gathering, the recognition of human remains from a mass grave. Anita’s parents have been missing since the 1999 Kosovar War, and to this date, she still has no information or confirmation of their deaths. Any news would be a relief for the couple as their wedding is just two weeks away. On top of that, they also have to face Bekim’s strict and controlling family.Back in Prishtina, they unexpectedly meet Nol, a musician who is living in France. He was Bekim’s closest friend during wartime and they haven’t seen each other for two years. After an awkward introduction with Anita they end up spending the night drinking. Bekim slowly starts spending more and more time with Nol. This partnership has a negative effect on his behaviour, making him nervous and aggressive.Nol, who in reality is Bekim’s secret ex-lover, will reveal that he is still in love with him. As the wedding day approaches, more secrets start to rise to the surface.

Production

  • BéZé FILM

     

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