Award winning VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA #CairoInternationalFilmfestival #CriticsWeekCompetition

Compelling, Thrillerish Tale of Later-Life Liberation in an Oppressive Society

Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi
Screenplay: Doruntina Basha
Script Consultant: Suzanne Pradel
Cinematography: Sevdije Kastrati
Cast: Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi, Refet Abazi
Producer: Isstra Creative Factory, Dream Factory Macedonia, Vera Film
Suzanne Pradel is the founder of the BuchScout & SerienScout Agency which specialized in international script consultancy: the development from the first ideas to a successful screenplay. Together with the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (ewa) created a one-month “Female Scriptwriter’s Residency“ in Berlin to support female filmmakers to develop and promote their projects on an international level.

Vera Dreams of the Sea won. the. Grand Prix at Tokyo Film Festival 2021

BuchScout is thrilled to announce that Vera Dreams of the Sea has been awarded the GrandPrix pastedGraphic.png at Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) 2021 on Monday night.
We thank the Jury for this recognition!  Thank you Tokyo, Thank you Japan 

Set in Kosovo, the film follows a woman who discovers she may lose her house after her husband dies by suicide. The film received its world premiere in the Horizons section of this year’s Venice film festival. The Tokyo Grand Prix / Governor of Tokyo Award comes with a cash prize of $30,000.

De Kaltrina Krasniqi (Kosovo / Albanie / Macédoine du Nord, 1h27)
written by Doruntina Basha
script consulting by Suzanne Pradel
Avec Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Alketa Sylaj, Refet Abazi, Astrit Kabashi, Arona Zyberi, Xhevat Qorraj

P:  Isstria Creative Factory

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„Vera dreams of the Sea“ at La Biennale Di Venezia Orizzonti September 2021

VERA ANDRRON DETIN (VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA)

LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA Orizzonti

Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi
Production: Isstra Creative Factory (Shkumbin Istrefi), Dream Factory (Ognen Antov), Papadhimitri Production (Dionis Papadhimitri)
Screenplay: Doruntina Basha
Script Consultant: Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency Berlin)
Country: Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia
Main Cast:
Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi, Refet Abazi, Arona Zyberi
Cinematographer: Sevdije Kastrati
Editor: Vladimir Pavlovski, Kaltrina Krasniqi
Production Designer: Burim Arifi, Blendina Xhema
Costume Designer: Albulena Borovci
Music: Petrit Çeku, Genc Salihu
Sound: Igor Popovski, Darko Spasovski

PROGRAM CINEMA 2021 (PUBLIC)

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PROGRAM CINEMA 2021 (PASS HOLDERS)

09/07 19:45 Sala Casinò MORE
09/07 22:00 Sala Volpi MORE
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09/08 14:15 Sala Darsena MORE
09/09 09:15 Sala Casinò MORE
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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.


Spielfilm „DU BIST DRAN“ mit Lars Eidinger bis zum 29.02.20 in der ARD Mediathek

Eines der von mir dramaturgisch betreuten Lieblingsprojekte läuft wieder in der ARD Mediathek (bis zum 29.02.2020): „DU BIST DRAN“ mit Lars Eidinger in der Hauptrolle; Buch & Regie: Sylke Enders; Premiere auf dem Filmfest München 2013; hochgelobt von der Kritik als Qualitätsfernsehen. Juliane Bartels Preis 2014.
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