Luaneshat e Kodrës

The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

At the centre of the Balkans, following Kosovo’s long-waged battle for independence, three spirited young women struggle to envision futures beyond their homeland’s traditional pipeline. Suffocated by the discrimination and abuse that is a constant in their remote village, Qe, Li and Jeta decide to form a gang. Stronger together, they roam and reign and plot revenge on those who have wronged them while creating pathways to explore their submerged desires. But their new-found freedom is not without consequence, and a hunt for the wild trio is soon underway. THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR is the fiercely poetic debut of 20-year-old actor-turned–writer and director Luàna Bajrami, whose credits include a supporting role in Céline Sciamma’s PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Luaneshat e Kodrës (The Hill Where Lionesses Roar, 2021) - En été murissent les baies (2019, short)
YAAAS! Competition 2022
Luàna Bajrami
Kosovo / France 2021
83 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Luàna Bajrami
Cinematography Hugo Paturel
Editing Michel Klochendler
Sound/Sounddesign Pëllumb Ballata
Music Aldo Shllaku
With Flaka Latifi, Uratë Shabani, Era Balaj, Andi Bajgora, Luàna Bajrami
Producer(s) Valbone Rahmani, Pascal Judelewicz
Orëzanë Films, Acajou Productions
World Sales
Loco Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2021