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OT: Zgjoi

Blerta Basholli // Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Albania, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021
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Based on real events: In the Kosovan »village of the widows« – so-called since a massacre in 1999 – a brave woman fights against traditional, patriarchal structures. Fahrije’s husband has been missing ever since the Kosovo war. To keep her family going, she takes her fate in her hands, passes her driving test and starts up a small agrarian cooperative. But the conservative village disapproves of her ambition and efforts to empower herself and other women. Fahrije has to fight on two fronts: for her survival and against a hostile community which is not afraid to stab her in the back.


BLERTA BASHOLLI (*1983 in what is today Kosovo) studied philosophy and film at Pristina University and trained at the Tisch School of Art in New York. Hive is her debut feature.


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Fiction Feature



Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Albania


83 min

OV with German subtitles

Blerta Basholli

Blerta Basholli

Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Kaona Sylejmani, Ilir Prapashtica, Astri Kabashi, Molikë Maxhuni, Blerta Ismaili

Yll Uka, Valon Bajgora, Agon Uka

Alex Bloom

Igor Pavlovski

Félix Sandri, Enis Saraçi

Julien Painot

Vlatko Chachorovski

Hana Zeqa, Fjorela Mirdita

Blerta Basholli, Zgjim Terziqi

JIP Film & Verleih


Ikonë Studio; Industria Film

RTS Radio Télévision Suisse; Unité Fiction; Documentaires et séries orginiales / Francoise Mayor, Izabela Rieben, Patrick Suhner

Federal Office of Culture (FOC); Cinéforom; Loterie Romande

Jutta Feit, JIP Film & Verleih: jutta@jip-filmproduktion.de


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