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Derë e hapur

Greek Premiere

Rudina, already overburdened with responsibilities, is about to receive yet another unexpected blow: her younger sister Elma, who has just returned to Albania from Italy, is pregnant and, on top of that, unmarried. As the two sisters set out to visit their diehard and conservative old father, living in a remote mountain village, they find themselves faced with the prejudices and narrow-mindedness of a patriarchal society. A neatly crafted road-movie of family reconciliation that navigates through a disorientated country, striving to balance between modernity and the traditional – and often enough oppressive – web of values.

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Direction: Florenc Papas
Script: Florenc Papas, Ajola Daja
Cinematography: Sevdije Kastrati
Editing: Stefan Stabenow
Sound: Igor Popovski
Music: Aleksandar Pejovksi
Actors: Luli Bitri, Jonida Vokshi, Gulielm Radoja, Sotiraq Bratko, Elidon Alikaj, Maxwell Guzja, Visar Vishka, Jorgaq Tushe, Kastriot Shehi, Andi Begolli
Production: Bunker Film +, Circle Production, Lupin Film, Award Film & Video
Producer/Producers: Eno Milkani
Co-producer/Co-producers: Besnik Krapi, Riccardo Neri, Goran Stojilkovic, Vladimir Stojcevski
Art Direction: Erjona Daka
Costumes: Borana Gjyzeli
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Albania, Kosovo*, Italy, North Macedonia
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 78´
Contact: Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting,

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC Resolution 1244/1999 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Florenc Papas

Albanian director Florenc Papas studied film directing and media at the Marubi Film Academy in Tirana. He has worked in numerous short films, promotional videos, television series and broadcast documentaries. His first feature film Open Door premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival’s competition section. Pappas is a programmer at the Tirana International Film Festival and is currently working on his second film titled Luna Park.


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2019 Derë e hapur | Open Door