A movie inspired by its manager’s adventures of losing her sister and mother in warfare was filed as Kosovo’s entrance for”Best International Feature” at the next year’s Oscars.
Antoneta Kastrati utilized her memories of the 1998-99 conflict as a foundation for”Zana”.
“It is inspired by a real story,” states Kastrati. “It is fictional however, it stems from my adventures throughout the war. I was a teen and that I lost my mom and sister – that they had been murdered. I truly wanted to check into the long-term effects of warfare and taking out of my own experience of dealing with PTSD (post-war anxiety disorder) and migraines.”
The movie follows Lume (Adriana Matos), an Albanian girl who resides with her husband Ilir (Astrit Kabashi) along with mother-in-law Remzije (Fatmire Sahiti).
Struggling to fill a void, her household worries her to seek out magic healers to take care of her infertility. When Lume resists, Remzije attracts an enthusiastic, younger potential wife to the house.
Under threat of being substituted, Lume abandons modern medication and agrees to research conventional practices.
View Wolfgang Spindler’s report from the video player over.