The Marriage


64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
One of the greatest rituals of social life necessarily contains the greatest mysteries of human existence. As their wedding is scheduled in only two weeks, Anita and Bekim are adding the final touches to their big day. Despite expecting news of Anita's parents, declared missing since the 1999 Kosovar War, and with Bekim's controlling family in turn, the couple seem to manage somehow with the preparations. But when Bekim's secret gay ex-lover, Nol, returns from abroad unexpectedly, the situation becomes complicated, especially when Bekim realizes that Nol is still in love with him. Inevitably, the wedding banquet becomes loaded with tension when the unusual love triangle starts to unravel.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Blerta Zeqiri
Script: Blerta Zeqiri, Keka Kreshnik Berisha
Cinematography: Sevdije Kastrati
Editing: Keka Kreshnik Berisha
Sound: Pellumb Ballata
Actors: Adriana Matoshi, Alban Ukaj, Genc Salihu, Edon Rizvanolli
Production: bézé
Producers: Keka Kreshnik Berisha
Co-production: Bunker Film+
Co-producers: Eno Milkan
Costumes: Yllka Brada
Production Design: Lendita Zeqiraj
Sets: Burim Arifi, Blendina Xhema
Make Up: Leonora Mehmeti
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Kosovo, Albania
Production Year: 2017
Duration: 97'
Contact: Wide Management
Awards/Distinctions: Special Jury Prize (First Feature Competition), FIPRESCI Prize (First Feature Competition) – Tallinn Black Nights FF 2017, Honorary Distinction Award – Cyprus Film Days IF 2018

Blerta Zeqiri

Blerta Zeqiri is a Kosovar Director/Scriptwriter and a member of the European Film Academy. She was born in 1979, in Prishtina. During the war in Kosovo she went to France where she studied cinema at Paris 8 University. She wrote and directed a number of short and medium length films that have participated in more than a hundred International Film Festivals, winning awards in dozens of them. After winning the Sundance International Short Fiction award in 2012 she returns with her debut feature-length film – The Marriage. In between each film, she directed many TV Series, Documentaries, Music Videos, TV Commercials and Institutional Films. She works and lives in Kosovo.


2002 Exit (short)
2008 OK (short)
2009 The Dinner (short)
2012 The Return (short)
2017 The Marriage