Në kërkim të Venerës

Looking for Venera

Calm, taciturn teenager Venera lives in a small village in Kosovo. At home, three generations are constantly under one another’s feet in their cramped house, so she has hardly any privacy. Outside too, on the streets and in the café, it’s not much better: the village is small and there’s always a brother, nephew or neighbour keeping a beady eye on her. A girl is expected above all else to protect her good reputation – and that of her family. All this makes it difficult for Venera to go her own way. Her spirits lift when she makes friends with rebellious Dorina, who already has a boyfriend. In her sensitive, subtle feature debut, Norika Sefa portrays with a great eye for detail how a modern girl grows up in traditional, strictly hierarchical surroundings. (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Në kërkim të Venerës (Looking for Venera, 2021) - Kiss Me, Now (2020, doc short) - Desde Arriba (2020, doc short) - Flutter (2015, doc short) - Ingredients (2014, short)
Competition Fiction · Crossing Europe VOD 2022
Norika Sefa
Kosovo / North Macedonia 2021
111 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Norika Sefa
Cinematography Luis Armando Arteaga
Editing Stefan Stabenow, Norika Sefa
Sound/Sounddesign Risto Alchinov
With Kosovare Krasniqi, Rozafa Celaj, Erjona Kakeli, Basri Lushtaku
Producer(s) Besnik Krapi, Norika Sefa, Besmir Krapi
Circle Production
World Sales
Film Republic
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021

Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
2.5. - 2.6.2022, online
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